After all the terrible events that have been happening around the world in Paris, Beirut and Syria to name a few, I didn’t feel like posting anything about patchwork squares or crotchet as it seemed so trivial. So many lives lost and so many lives altered forever. But then I thought back to a few decades ago when the IRA had ceased bombing mainland Britain for a while so I booked and paid for a theatre trip for a large group of family and friends in London. Then the bombing started again. I thought nobody would want to go and phoned everyone. Not a single person refused to go.

The comments were along the lines of; ‘Hitler never stopped us by bombing ‘ (from someone who survived the Blitz), ‘When your times up, your times up wherever you are’, ‘Nobody is telling me what to do’ ‘Don’t let them win’ and so on. Nearly everyone had worked in London during other bombing campaigns so this was no different.

The moral really is ‘Keep calm and carry on’ (WWII poster). The objective of terrorism is to stop you living a normal life. The French Tricolour is flying at half-mast on our town hall to show solidarity with Paris and in honour of Nick Alexander a resident of Colchester who died in the Bataclan attack. Remember the dead and  those affected by these terrible events.

But do not tar everyone with the same brush. Nobody attacked me as a catholic when the IRA killed innocent civilians and nobody should attack Muslims for this atrocity. That is what Daesh want, don’t play into their hands.

To carry on as normal then; swamp angel star completed

Swamp Angel Star

A few more alternative blocks and the top will be complete.

The applique fans are also nearly ready – just the inner circles to add once I have decided on the layout. For now I have been playing around with the composition, but might stick to the one in the ‘Quilting From Little Things’

The tumbler quilt top is nearly complete but still waiting for one more block for The Global Quilting Project. Four projects are nearing completion and my thoughts are already turning to the RSC16. What are you working on?

 

 

4 thoughts on “

  1. Great contrast in your Swamp Angel Block! Thanks for deciding to Keep Calm and Carry On. Most times, that’s the only viable option that we have.

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  2. Angela says:

    Carrying on isn’t trivial at all. As much as we all stopped and thought about the tragedies, continuing on is important too. Love the colors on your last block. Looking forward to seeing the quilt come together soon.

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  3. Magpie Sue says:

    That’s the prettiest Swamp Angel star I’ve seen yet! I really like your fans on purple too. Let me add a hearty Amen! to your opening comments.

    I’ve got half a dozen ideas for next year’s RSC. Decisions, decisions!

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    1. Kay says:

      Thank you so much for the lovely comments! I am so looking forward to next years RSC16 and mulling over different ideas too

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