Friday, March 5, 2010

Flash Friday 55: The Quilt-A Real Life Tragedy

It all began with best of intentions,
Many poured
heart and soul
opqr into clever 
little squares  opqr
One woman,
        months of
                       blood, S
                                sweat, S
                                         and tears, S

            together              mosaic                     and love.
piecing              beautiful            of friendship

Quilt raffled: winner chosen.
Rumors of impropriety.
Line drawn in sand.
Sides chosen but who knows truth?

A fabric mosaic:  tarnished,
                           tattered,
                           torn.

(this was my square)

I am participating in Flash Friday 55. This weekly meme is brought to you by G-Man over at Mr. Know it All. The object is to write a story or prose in exactly 55 words. Come join us and link your 55 over in Mr. Know it All's comment section.

27 comments:

G-Man said...

Polly...
Once again you really impress with your very creative talent!
Excellent 55 My Dear.
Visually and intrinsicaly PERFECT!
You Rocked This Friday Girl!!
Thank You for this wonderful contribution, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Buzzard said...

Very well crafted. Isn't it ironic how something so innocent and thoughtful can cause so much grief at the same time.

My 2fer is here: Shirt Tales

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Yours is my favourite 55 yet!

hugs
shakira

SEI POK KAI

Thom said...

This is just beautiful. I love it. You are so creative :) Well done :)

Brian Miller said...

you did some funky cool thinks with the words there...very nice. great 55. a sad silly tale.

my 55 is up!

Nessa said...

The poem's image is stunning. The words break my heart. I hate when good things are ruined by peoples' emotional needs.

You square is perfect for the OSI prompt. I love to quilt.

Flash 55 - Earthquake

One Single Impression - Running

jabblog said...

Beautiful work - words, presentation, quilt. It is sad when plans go awry.

Jephy's Mom said...

Oh Oh. I hadn't heard about the quilt raffle.
Such a sad end to a wonderful idea.

Julie Schuler said...

That's a lovely quilt square, I'm so sorry to hear it's become associated with some sort of strife.

Willoughby said...

Your quilt square is fantastic! It's a shame that there is such a controversy surrounding the finished quilt.

Cynthia@RunningWithLetters said...

Beautiful square, sad story. I hope there can still be redemption for what I am sure is a fine quilt.

Alicia said...

Oh! That is tragic. But also super well done. Nice square!


Here's mine.

5thsister said...
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5thsister said...

I've had a couple of inquiries about the meaning behind my quilt block so let me give you all that story...I hope it's interesting for you:

I used to frequent All Recipes quite often. About a year and a half ago, I had a silly dream about running a race in Africa. Another AR member thought that was pretty neat so he and I began a "virtual" safari of Africa. We travelled from Cairo to Johannesburg by tallying up the miles we walked, ran, biked, etc... Many joined us for this endeavor and in 4 months we completed the journey. None of us wanted to stop so we decided to take a virtual tour of N.America! From California to NC by way of several northern states and Canada. This quilt block is representative of all that we achieved....OVER 10,000 miles in total. What an accomplishment! The stars on the blue background represent America, the maple leaf, obviously Canada, and the animal print Africa. The runner is representative of all of us who participated along the way. Our daily posts were filled with inspiration, encouragement and motivation.

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

It's stuff like this that has basically kept me from going to AR anymore. So sad.

On a sidenote, I love your patch!

Michelle Hoad said...

I have always wanted to learn to quilt! That is beautiful.

Kimberly said...

Thanks for telling us the story behind the square. I am a history lover, and background stories make things so much more interesting.

Have a great one Polly!

Raoulysgirl said...

I agree with Tats. That kind of thing is absolutely what ruined the exchange for me. I still go there for recipes...but get my virtual friend fix elsewhere <3 !!

Realliveman said...

Great 55! Awesomw blog. I will be back for more!

Mama Zen said...

That's such a shame!

AJ said...

lovely! I love your square! That is amazing! I don't have the patience to piece a quilt like that! :)

anne said...

i always liked your quilt square the best, polly! and i loved and miss our mileage tallys. i look at AR now and then but things have gone sour for me there. too bad how all of kittens work has now been tarnished. anne -- (tahoegirl)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Polly, I love you, apart from kidness you 're such a creative person!
Betty!

Holly said...

Your quilt square is fantastic. How do people always manage to cause such commotion over things. All that hard work to be overshadowed by nonsense.

PattiKen said...
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PattiKen said...

You square is beautiful. I'm sorry that the project ended on a sad note.

My post is up here.

Midday Escapades said...

I like your square! What happened I wonder though. Sorry, maybe I'm not quite awake yet.

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