A Couple of Quilts and a Thoughtful Moment

Just a couple of quick quilts for today!

This pretty quilt, made with strips pattern of fabric, was created with alternating squares to make the centre look like a basket weave. This quilt is a great example of how the fabric can create the pattern, look, and general character of a quilt.
 
 



this quilt was one of the Healing Hugs quilts that I make for charity purposes. These charming hobby horse squares really defined the essential quality of this quilt, and allowed me to have a nicely intricate quilt without adding too much more to it.

This quilt I remember was particularly well-received because it just so happened that one of the organizers knew exactly who would most appreciate this quilt: an ailing person who loved horses!

When we can do anything that can aid a fellow human being, especially through our own creativity, we feel expanded, somehow. It is very easy for me – too easy in fact – to feel despair and anger about the world and humanity at large, especially when I am daily bombarded with headlines that boast of the stupidity and hatefulness of the world, our so-called leaders, the diminishing environment, and the possible end of the world.

But at the end of the day, simply focusing our mind towards whatever small, manageable skill we have that can help, even if one person, the darkness recedes somehow. And cumulatively, darkness collectively will recede if we all choose to focus on what we can do, constructively, to bring light to the world.

I like to think so anyhow.

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