There have been requests from those who read my blog regularly to see the medallion quilts that the ladies in my quilt group are making also. They will be a step behind me each month but they have graciously agreed to allow me to put their photos on the blog. Two of the ladies did not have their blocks ready and you will see those next time. I hope you enjoy this glimpse into their own special versions of this quilt project and leave them a comment if you would like...
Bep ~ These are really Bep's colors and fabric textures. She created a large Twisted Log Cabin to show how life spirals back and forth for her right now.
Joke ~ This is a photo printed on fabric of a birdhouse that her daughter handmade as a gift for her. It is hanging in their vacation home which has a very special place to her from her childhood. Her birdhouse is occupied every year by a little feathered family and if you enlarge the photo, you will see a mother bird coming to check her nest.
Elly ~ This block is Elly's own design! She created a combination of a star and tree block. The star symbolizes her lonely times in life while the tree in front of it is a symbol of her stranding strong through life's ups and downs. This is a really powerful block I think. I hope you don't change it Elly as I think it is perfect!
Saskia ~ She used the Lone Star for her center block for a number of reasons. One being her connection to Texas where her aunt lives. It was during a visit there that Saskia started her passion for quilting.
Mieke ~ Her block is a symbol of the hope of harmony in her life. She has choosen a block that has a ring around the block showing her strive for harmony.
Nell ~ Nell is creating two smaller sized medallions which will be turned into pillows. This is the first of the two which is a symbol for her home and garden.
Nell ~ Her second block is for her garden which is an amazing haven for birds.
Enny ~ Enny choose a block that creates a circle idea around a star. This block symbolizes how she feels the need for coziness and security in life.
Miep ~ Her star block is a symbol for how she feels spiritually in life now. She loves angels and looking at the stars.
Hanneke ~ Her block choice is a butterfly. She feels this is a symbol of her freedom and being able to spread her wings.
I hope I did justice in telling a little of these stories for this wonderful group of ladies. I had to remember the stories shared last night and shorten them for you to read about. I am anticipating some beautiful additions made to the blocks in the coming month.