It's been tough times at The Wool Palace over the last few months. I have had to watch both my children go through terrible pain, one dealing with emergency surgery and post op complications and the other with some pretty major mental health issues. Physical injuries heal quickly on young bodies, but the road to mental health is a long one and it's been a dark and scary time for all of us.
Things are by no means back to 'normal', indeed I think we will have to find a new 'normal', but there are signs of recovery and I can allow myself to relax a little.
I found myself wanting to make a quiet quilt, with not too much going on in it.
I chose Kona solids in 4 main neutral colours - Oyster, Putty, Parchment and Ash. I cut strips and improv pieced them into various squares and rectangles and added in little bits of a few other neutrals for variety. I pieced them all together, then put in a couple of lines of flying geese for some extra interest.
I'm very happy with how it turned out - it looks pretty much like the picture I had in my head, which is always good. I am mulling over quilting and backing options at the moment, so it may be a while before it is completely done.
I'm working on something a little brighter now, which I hope is a sign of good things to come.