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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

WIP Wednesday






I have 2 more of my completed WOTB blocks to post as well as the projects I'm working on.





For week 4 (a catch up block) I paper pieced Cross Road for Lot's wife. For this block I chose fabrics to represent the fire, brimstone and cinders that fell onto Sodom while Lot's family was led away by angels. Despite being warned, Lot's wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt. Her story can be read at Genesis 11:27 - 19:38.





Week 11's block was Follow the Leader for Miriam, the sister of Moses. Miriam watched after Moses in his basket in the river when his mother attempted to save him from the cruel edict of Pharoah, to kill all the male Hebrew babies. Then, along with Aaron, she assisted in leading the Israelites out of Egypt. This paper pieced block celebrates Miriam's whirling dance of joy and thanksgiving to God after he led the Hebrews across the Red Sea on dry land and saved them from the Egyptians. I chose the reds and purples to symbolize her love and praise and the gold represents God's presence.


This week I am working on the HoneyBee block for the prophet Deborah (her name means "Bee" or "Honey Bee") who led the army of Israel to triumph over the ungodly Canaanites.

















In addition, I have finished ripping out the seams to the Sunshine and Shadow block that I am making for comfort quilts for victims of the Virginia Tech shooting. When I got the block finished, I discovered that my 1/4 inch seams were not scant enough, so ripped them out, and am now ready to press and resew the block. Oh, how fun it is to "unsew"! The VT fabric was provided by Grandma's Attic Quilting online. Her husband is a graduate of VT and had just purchased a bolt of this fabric before the shooting took place.

7 comments:

Deborah said...

I'll have to look up & make that Honeybee block. Also loved Miriam's. That's going to be such a beautiful work of art when you're done.

quiltnbee said...

Of course, I love the Honey Bee block...being a Deborah and all...I even mentioned that connection in my post this week...Yes! I posted on my blog, finally! Great blocks, Fran, I love seeing them...

Debra Spincic said...

My former husband used to call me "The Bee" and he raised bees as a hobby. I guess all the Debbies can relate to your block!

Allison Ann Aller said...

Your creative sewing life has such meaning, tied as it is to Truth in the Bible...Fran, I love what you do.

The Carolina Quilter said...

These are beautiful! I've been away for almost two months (away from blogging--not life in general) due to trying to get all of the quilt samples and work done for shows, classes, Shop Hop, etc. I've decided to check in with everyone as much as I can get around before I have to open the doors and get to work!

Samantha said...

As always, your colors are just wonderful! Lovely blocks, Fran!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Beautiful blocks. I especially like Miriam's block and Deborah's Honey Bee. Good work.