Fortunately, I am one of the households that was not structurally damaged in Saturday's quake. I am not so sure about my state of mind, however. Even those of us without damage are tense and on edge, due to the proliferation of aftershocks ( 2 during the night of magnitude 5.4, and we have been warned that a magnitude 6 could still occur) and it's very hard to get on with normal life as a result.
Because I can't settle down to do much, I decided this morning to dye some fabric and make an earthquake quilt. I selected the following colours: ice blue, purple (equal parts of fuchsia & turquoise), scarlet, golden yellow, deep black and a bit of turquoise by itself. Due to the short batching time (I have no patience, I want the fabric NOW!) and the low ambient temperature today, the turquoise was rather fugitive. The fabric was done in bags with minimal squdging (technical term). Here are the first 6 fat quarters:
And the second lot of 6 (excuse the very lightly ironed appearance, I'm not much in the mood for that either).
Then I ripped off a metre piece and put all the leftover dyes on it. As often happens, this piece came out pretty well, I thought:
Now I just have to settle on a design that I feel is appropriate. More coming!