Do you like the old blocks most, I do. The Log Cabin, The Dresden Plate, The Monkey Wrench, The Double Wedding Ring and the Grandmother’s Flower Garden….all those ones that we droll over in antique quilts. Those quilts that had special meaning to the women who were piecing them. I am always amazed when I think back to those women and their creativity and resourcefulness and mostly that they did all those quilts with out a rotary cutter.
I am jealous of their Quilting Bees, and their determination to combine providing warmth for their families and still getting together with their women friends. Undistracted by cell phone or the television. I can almost hear their laughter and gossip, their prayers for each other and their complaining. What a gift.