I was working on this quilt when the Marathon Bombs went off.
Here’s a slideshow of its making (it’s 3 minutes) – Boston Strong Now II
As my regular readers know, my husband, younger son, and I were touring CU/Boulder at the time. It was snowing very hard. This inspired me to fill the pathways spooling below the houses with white. At some point, the quilt was exposed to moisture, and some of the color of the red wool challis bled into the sidewalks. While before it had been a quilt that occupied my lap while hearing the awful news, now it was itself visually linked to the event.
For once I’m glad it took me so long to finish a quilt because it let me come ’round to seeing that the primary message here is one of hope. The little scene speaks to community: our paths cross each others’ paths; our homes touch each others’ homes; a single moon guides each and every one of us.
It helped that the Red Sox finished the season so triumphantly!