Sunday, July 17, 2011

Country Farm

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? !


Karen's Korner said...

Lovely block - I noticed it in your avatar. Great interpretation and use of fabric colours.

Liz said...

Ditto what karen said. I noticed your avatar on the Forum. This block is really nice. I enjoy your interpretations.LOL!!