Any of my regular readers know that I am working on a medallion quilt that is full of symbolism of my life and family. We are waiting for the summer to end and vacations to be over before sharing the last borders of this project. I will share them with you this fall. I love using real things in life that translate into my patchwork and find myself doing it once again with the Centennial Sampler.
There are my three latest blocks. I have choosen each of these blocks for a specific reason this time.
'Patience' was choosen as I feel I need it right now dealing with my own emotions over that personal issue I mentioned in my last entry. I decided on all different red and pink fabrics. They blend and clash at the same time. This is something a quilter uses to add depth to a quilt. I also like the symbolism of this being a picture of how life moves sometimes in different directions and yet still makes one beautiful whole when put together.
'Old Maid's Puzzle' was choosen to represent my friend Saskia (not because of the name...read further) who is also making this quilt. Each year at Christmas, we exchange gifts in our quilt group's Christmas party. There is a theme each year and one holiday we all made eyeglass cases. When your name was called, you are able to go the gift table and pick one package. Saskia picked mine and I made the eyeglass case using this pattern with blue and white fabrics. I asked her the last time I saw her if she remembered the pattern and she did. You can see her progress on her blog.
Last but not least, 'Clay's Choice'. This block is to honor my mother. Her father's name was Clay and she was very close to him. I remember having repeated dreams of this grandfather that I never knew. He died before I was born. She showed me a photo of him later and I told her that is the man who is in my dreams. I choose the color red as it is my mother's favorite color.