Tuesday, May 8, 2012
IN TERRA PAX
Surrounding the panels, I inked the word PEACE in many different languages, altering the font as seemed appropriate. The dove and the Latin inscriptions "In Terra Pax" seemed appropriate, too.
I worked these little quilts up so quickly that fall before Christmas that I failed to take photographs of the resulting quilts. Recently I found this one in the guest room closet. It formerly hung in the study, but after they had the study totally re-done with built-ins along 3 walls, wall space was at a premium, and so this never got re-hung.
Now, with beloved daughter Kathy gone from our lives, I am wondering if her husband would let me have this back? If it's been relegated to a closet for a long time, why not? I don't know if I have the courage to ask him, however.
Here are closer views. I quilted lightly, chiefly just around the major shapes in the panels and then did some "in the ditch" quilting. I hand-blanket stitched around the dove. Some close-ups: