Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Quilts and Quakes!

Two rare events happened yesterday! I finished a quilt and we had a rare earthquake. Feeling an earthquake is the weirdest feeling. I wish I had known it was coming, so I could have paid more attention. At first I thought it was someone working on the roof of our office building. Then I thought it was a freak tornado or storm, but the skies were blue. When it was over and I told my coworkers it must have been an earthquake. They thought I was crazy, but it wasn't long before we found out it really was an earthquake.

Of course, there was no damage from the earthquake. Now if Hurricane Irene will stay out to sea, we can get back to normal around here.

Here is the quilt that I finished. My summer quilting has been almost nonexistent. Time to get back on track!


16 comments:

Rita said...

Your quilts are lovely. So cheerful. You accomplish a lot. I always come to your blog for inspiration. Thankful the earthquake didn't do damage also praying that the hurricane does not give you trouble. Have the best day!

Karen Twombly said...

The quilt is gorgeous!

Impera_Magna said...

You may have not gotten a LOT of quilting done over the summer but your pantry and freezer are getting full... love that quilt!

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilt. We live in Washington and we have our share of earthquakes. I hate the fact that we don't know they are coming.

Pen Pen said...

Oh My, the quilt is gorgeous. I love the colors so much! About that earthquake, once I found out what it was, I was wishing I had paid more attention to it, too. I thought someone was trying to snatch open the back storm door. I was scared that I was being broken into... LOL. The dogs were going crazy and I sent my husband a text at 1:57 to tell him I was scared. He called me and said "did you feel the earthquake?" Then I felt a lot better. :o)

Susannah said...

Hello Debbie...Your quilt is beautiful! Do you have a special place you are going to use it? I love it. Great job!

Auntie M said...

Oh, Debbie! That quilt is even prettier now that it is finished.
I love the many different designs one can see by concentrating on one spot at a time.

You have done a lot this summer.
I am so impressed.

Yes, the quake was unnerving.

A Servant of the King said...

Do you live in Virginia? I'm right outside of Richmond and felt the quake quite strong. And we are preparing for Irene also.

Your quilt is beautiful! The Lord has blessed you with talent!

Susan said...

I thought of you yesterday when I heard about the quake! Glad to hear you're ok and no damage there. Praying for Irene's trip up the coast! ;)

Susan said...

I forgot to mention how much I love that quilt. I saw it on your quilt blog last night but was too lazy to leave a comment at that time. I love all the bright colors!

Terri said...

The quilt is beautiful, Debbie! We felt the tremors up here too. I was in the church and the windows rattled all of the sudden and the rafters creaked for a few seconds. I thought it was a huge wind gust, but when I looked outside there was no wind. I didn't think anything more about it until I heard there was an earthquake. Friends in the next town over had their house shake a bit.

ancient one said...

I love your pretty quilt. Looks like a lot of hard work.

TN Quiltbug said...

So glad you are fine from the earthquake! And your quilt is absolutely beautiful! By any chance, you do not have a pattern for it you could link to, do you? I would so love to do this one--and I also love your color choices! :)

Alexandra said...

Felt it here north of the border. It was like a slow roll. Weird feeling! Other earthquakes that I've felt were more shaky than rolly. I thought I was having a moment(lol), but then I saw the plants and fish tank water moving.

We're ready for the storm. We got the generator fixed and working today - what a relief. At least we'll have a little power if it goes out. Stay safe and pray it heads out to sea.

happeningswithLana said...

Quilt is beautiful!!!!

Drucilla's Stitches said...

Hi Debbie,
Gorgeous quilt, so bright and cheerful!!Do you have a pattern for this quilt?
I'm in TN and felt my car moving slightly sideways as I sat in the parking lot at the grocery store. Thought it was me until I returned home and saw the news...LOL!
Enjoy your blog!!

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