Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Totality 2017

 I started by paper piecing the center ring

Then I paper pieced the outer ring.
 I then appliqued the center ring to the outer ring.
The appliqued the center blue to the first ring.

 The appliqued the "window" on top of the rings!
I'll probably do a bit of machine and hand quilting on it. The block is 20". 

Considering this isn't my usual "humble" work, I'm pretty pleased with it.

I can totally get into this space/solar/star stuff!


On another note, some teens thought it would be great fun to drop fireworks into ravines in our beautiful Oregon forest. 
 The view from Dog Mountain- May 2017
 Cascade Locks- September 2015- amazing half marathon I ran.

 This beautiful area is no longer the lovely forest I used to hike in or run in.


Certainly we need to manage our forests better, but we also need education. Our kids need to have respect for the world we live in. I'm so heartbroken and sad. 





31 comments:

  1. Love the whole idea of your eclipse piece and can't wait to see the quilting you add.

    Seeing all of these fires on the news just gives me a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. And to be started by careless people! I'm at a loss for words!

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  2. Amen! As former Oregonians seeing this devastation just breaks our hearts.

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  3. Lori de seo ver tu acolchado!!
    El fuego me entristece, es desolador ver lo que pueden algunas mentes hacer,
    En España este año no puedo en este momento decir la superficie quemada de bosque en este momento,
    cada año son mas y mas grandes los incendios y siempre son intencionados, muy pocas veces es por una tormenta o causas accidentales.

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  4. So sorry for what you are experiencing. Hoping and praying for relief and rainy days. Peace and blessings.

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  5. The forest fire photos are shocking and horrifying! For careless teens to destroy such natural beauty is awful. I hope you're safe where you are?

    Totality block is beautiful!

    lizzy

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  6. I'm sad right along with you. Beautiful quilting. Right now it is cooler than normal and we also need rain, and others are getting more than they need. Picking colors for your quilt along.

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  7. Your Eclipse block is fabulous! All those beautiful spikey points look perfect :0)
    The tremendous power of those flames fills me with awe. So much destruction - so fast! But, it will be beautiful again - one day - filled with fire weed and the fresh green of young, new trees.

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  8. I am intrigued by your "Totality" work as applique is not a method I associate myself with. LOL Your 20" block looks wonderful! I am so sorry about the fires in Oregon. I am speechless yet have my suspicions of what is to come in the future. Regretfully, I am afraid things won't get better as time goes by. Please stay safe and out of harms way.

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  9. Your "Totality" block is sensational! I have been watching the fires and worrying about you! Education is vital for saving our environment and our teens! So sad to see your area go from such elation (the total eclipse) to this devastation. I always feel so bad for the wildlife as well as the trees. I pray that you will all stay safe.

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  10. That eclipse block has captured my imagination! It is wonderful, Lori!
    Oh, those fires break my heart! Having driven through that area a few times, I remember the beauty. Seeing it in flames is devastating! How have we failed to teach youth to consider the results of their actions?

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  11. I am so sorry about your beautiful forest. So much destroyed by a few matches. 54 years ago I lived near St. Helena Mountain in Lake County. The drive over the curvy mountain roads was beautiful because all the trees made a canopy over the road. Then there was a devastating fire also. The trees came back eventually, maybe ten years. But the canopy is just barely back and look how long ago that was. I hope that your trees will come back as quick as they can.

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  12. It seems so often that people (kids & adults) act without thinking of the consequences. We all need to remember that for every action there is a reaction. So very sad for your beautiful forest and very sad for the boys that didn't give it a thought about the fireworks. They will have to live with this for the rest of their lives.

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  13. Love these kinds of stars! Wish I was better at making them, they have such a classic, timeless look! Very sorry about your Oregon fires. People can be so stupid.

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  14. Those pictures of the fires are just so awful to look at. It's just terrible that people can be so careless and thoughtless. And irreparable damage ensues...
    Your Eclipse block has come out beautifully!

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  15. Love the sun block, it is just so dynamic.

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  16. Beautiful job on paper piecing that block...hugs, Julierose

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  17. Totally sickening to see the mountain on fire. I'd be crying a good long time over the loss. Love the eclipse block. The total eclipse WAS totally awesome.

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  18. Oh my Lori, I think you can take the suit down a notch, it's a tad big. What beautiful photos of your corner of the world, I am speechless with the fire pics. You take care and keep bringing us news of your corner..be safe running.

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  19. I think your blocks look very good. And I think it is a good representation of your experience with the eclipse. I should do more pieces that would be considered a memory quilt.

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  20. We were planning a trip to Oregon next summer. Everyone has told us how beautiful it is. So sad that this has had to happen.. It has just been a heart wrentching summer from Texas, Montana, Oregon, Washington, California and the state that I haven't heard about. Praying for all.

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  21. Wonderful block interpretation of the eclipse! It's so sad to see the devastation from those fires. I just can't imagine what that's like. It will take years for the forests to recover and renew not to mention the animals . . . it's heart wrenching.

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  22. Love the block! I'm with you , It is heartbreaking to see the devastation caused by the fires and know that it was caused by thoughtless people.

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  23. Your block is a real success Lori !
    This summer in Provence, we've had many fires and thousands of hectares burnt...For the majority, they were criminal fires.....why human being is so stupid and selfish ??
    I'm sorry for your beautiful state....

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  24. I love the eclipse block! Such a great way to commemorate the day. So sorry about all the destruction of the beautiful forests and places out there; it just makes me sad.

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  25. Your block is awesome - you are going to have to change the name of your blog! Nothing humble about that block! The pictures of the fires are so shocking to look at. Such a terrible thing. If only Hurricane Irma could send you some rain!

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  26. Your block is beautiful!
    I drove thru where the fires are this summer and it was the first time I'd been to that part of the country. It's so sad to see it in flames. The destruction is hard to comprehend. Hope they get it under control soon.

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  27. Love your block and the size of it! So sad about the fires.Some youngsters out for a bit of fun, dont realise the harm they can do. I cant imagine any of my grandchildren doing that, as they have been brought up to respect the bush, and everything in general!

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  28. No respect whatsoever nowadays for anything. Hope they are out or under control. Your block is beautiful. Fantastic job.

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  29. Love your block! So sad that children are raised to have zero respect for anyone or anything. Heartbreaking to see such a beautiful place burning out of control, the poor wildlife trying to escape that inferno! Horrendous!

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  30. The fires are so horrible! We even had ashes from the fires here - and a lot of smoke. It's so tragic.

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  31. Love your Totality block.....and the perfect way to assemble it! Those devastating fires are heartbreaking.......so much destruction. And then came the hurricanes in another area!

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