The blocks accompanying today's letter represent the good and the bad, as far as I am concerned, of creating these 6.5 inch little blocks. One was a delight....the other a devil!
Can you guess which is which?
If you guess this pretty block, called Swallow, as the delight, you know me well! I love birds as well as simple blocks. I was especially excited to make a block using a part large enough to showcase this rose fabric so well.
Swallow might even join these lucky "Top Ten" blocks qualifying as Lollyquiltz Favorites...I might have to make it an even dozen before I'm finished!
Our second block today, is not so lucky. While looking sweet enough during the photo shoot, I want to warn you that "Wood Lily" is not for the faint of heart. I'll just say that the sun was shining brightly when I began making this devil and the sky was dark when I finished! The colors, even though a little washed out, are pretty enough and the block turned out to be nice and square, fortunately.
But as Cindy, my partner in this endeavor, has said so eloquently, "You couldn't pay me to make that block again!" Here are my "Top Ten" in that category....I'll have to make an even dozen in that group too!
Oops... a bit sidetracked; I'm supposed to be telling you about the farmer's wife....
She doled out a bit of wisdom that I find may be as true today as it was in the 1920's. She writes, "I think the woman who is a failure on the farm would be a failure in town. But there is no doubt that some find a satisfying happiness on a farm that others could not."
I"m finding some satisfying happiness in looking at this pile of finished blocks!
I wonder what Cindy has to say....be sure to go check it out for yourself!