Friday, January 28, 2011

Faith, Hope, and Some Blocks

Finished a few doo-dads. I have a largish lap-size quilt sandwiched and ready to quilt, and it has a deadline, but I'm avoiding it... which explains why I suddenly needed to make these random blocks, and a small wall hanging.

This one is to hang in the bathroom at church. They asked me to make one about four years ago, and I'm tired of it now. I would like to make several and keep rotating them. This is hanging on my back door. I'm not sure how it will look on the royal blue background in the bathroom. We'll see soon enough. I meant to use more blue in this so it would look nice on the bathroom wall, but it insisted on being purple.



These two blocks are for Clare at Quilts 4 Leukemia. I added them to the pile that I photographed a couple of days ago and have them packaged up (8 blocks) ready to mail off to France. Au revoir, blocks!



And another house block for fun.



Today I watched a Netflix movie: "Moving Midway." It was quite interesting, and it seems there is always more for this Yankee to learn about life in the south. Midway is a big plantation house that had gradually been surrounded by more and more development, and was losing its old home feel, so the owner decided to have it moved to a larger, quieter piece of property. The movie is a documentary about that process.. the extended family's feelings about the move, who they met in the process, and how the move went. Quite interesting. When it's all moved and settled, the owner shows his aunt(?) around, and shows her a quilt they bought in Pennsylvania. She points to it and says "Yankee quilt" in a not too friendly tone. I laughed!

Happy weekend, everyone!

6 comments:

Helen said...

Love the banner!

Linda said...

I really like the wall hanging. It says it all, doesn't it? I think it will look great with blue.

Darcie said...

Haha I had a good giggle at your first paragraph, Carol! I saw myself in it...and chuckled that I'm not the only one! Hurray!

This little piece is just darling! And sometimes, a quilt just knows. The purple looks terrific!

Happy weekend!

Nancy said...

I've never seen a pinwheel made with flying geese - I like it!

beth said...

Like your wallhanging! Inspires me to make one too!!!

woolywoman said...

Wait a minute- your church decorates its BATHROOM? That is ambitious! We always just hoe the preschoolers haven't made too much of a mess....