Block 23, Country Farm was a delight to stitch. The verdant green of the paddocks in spring, the golden corn stretching to the corner of each paddock just prior to harvest; the red? Perhaps the rooves of the homestead and the barns, and the delicate lavender/silver a symbol of the peace that is 'living on a country farm'? That was my interpretation of this block.
Part of the letter that inspired block 23 from The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird reads: "We farm women of today need no pity. We have as many conveniences and pleasures as city women and we make use of our opportunities." Now isn't that still today a true fact? !