This quilt began as a small memorial to my dog, Lucy. We were lucky enough to walk through life together for almost 14 years and she was quite seriously the best friend I have ever had. Then, one very sad day, I found myself continuing that walk without her at my side.
I was originally intending to add more detail but, as I stitched, I pondered that this actually illustrates the experience of many pet owners and (you might think this a stretch!) even a comment on our times as mass extinctions diminish the animal kingdom and leave us humans in a lonelier, though ironically more crowded, world.
I feel oddly about calling it finished because my inclination is always to go for over-the-top colour and I'm very tempted to do just a little colouring in but I am resisting because I think maybe this rough outline style might work better on this occasion. I'd be interested if anyone has any thoughts on that.
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's quilts this quarter, Janine :)