"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jane Wickell's Scrappy Sampler Quilt Along

Jane Wickell at about.com Quilting is hosting a quilt along of sampler quilt blocks using scraps.  I've joined in because it's very doable at two blocks a month.  The first block is The Road to California. As soon as I saw the name of this block I thought of my brother's son who lives in California with his wife and two children .  I truly love the classic blocks.  This block was created during the move west by so many Americans.  I made the block today, and plan to make another using different fabric, as mentioned by one of the forum members on Janet's forum.  This block is also known as  Jacob's Ladder and Underground Railroad.  I feel a chill when I think that I am making a block created by women who travelled in covered wagons in the 1800's.   I understand the triangles are representative of birds in flight. 
Nothing else to show tonight.  I've been converting my napkin block into a table cover, but it isn't done yet,  But very close.

I had a right of passage this week.  I attended my first Seniors Thanksgiving Meal at my parish school.  The eighth graders were our servers, and the other grades entertained us by class.    It was so sweet.  Maybe I appreciated it so much because I am childless, but I loved it.  In fact, I couldn't help but remember all of the plays and performances my sister, brother and I did when we were at the school.  I made sure I smiled and clapped alot.  You can't help but be hopeful when you see those young faces.

God Bless.


JayTee said...

sounds like an enjoyable evening, good training for the kids, too.

QuiltSue said...

Sounds like you had a great evening.