This little block is known as either the spool or the hour glass, so I combined the two when choosing a name for the quilt. You will notice that down in the right hand corner of the quilt, you will see a spool wrapped with gold thread.....and all of the other spools have dark. It is interesting to think back at quilts we've made and to what was going on in our lives when we made them. Our quilts do tell stories. At the time I designed and made this quilt I was going through a dark period in my life, and this spool wrapped in gold represents those who were pure gold who assisted me in looking up and forward. Our friends and family help in the weaving of the tapestry of our life......then I chose the red sashing to depict the strong bond of love that unites people together. Think about how your quilts tell the story of your life's experiences.
A close up....
And here it is placed over the back of my favorite napping chair....it makes for a superior nap time experience. :-) And then this is the pillow I designed with the famous Shaker verse..."Tis a gift to be simple, Tis a gift to be free."
Many of you entered to win the random drawing today for the 'Love One Another pillow'.......the winner was Anna, and I do not know her last name. I hope she sends me her address so that I can place it in the mail.
Sue H., sent me this lovely quote. "Take care of your thought when you are alone, And take care of your words when you are with people" Thank you Sue for sharing this wonderful advice with all of us.