Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Love Entwined

I got this block nearly finished Monday while the window guys were banging on my nerves.  Just a couple hearts today for the finish.  I am still debating on the "slits" in the hearts.    Esther's "Stories Behind the Blocks" post from the Yahoo Group says "The pierced hearts that join together to flower in collects of 4 go on to unify the blocks. As with traditional folk motifs, a hole in the heart represents hardship, pain or difficulty. And of course, all beauty and longing, desire and harmony is momentary, just as life is."  As I was working on this yesterday, I felt like I needed to leave only a 1/4" edge around the hearts, and leave the rest as a large gaping hole.  But maybe by the time I get the blocks all finished, there will be some healing.  

8 comments:

Karen said...

Such pretty fabrics. They give depth & dimension to the design.

Wendy said...

I just love your choices.....this block makes me happy just looking at it......

RETRO-fabulous said...

Beautiful block, Marjorie. Your fabric choices are perfect.

Julie Fukuda said...

When in doubt, don't. That is what I was taught as a kid. You can always change your mind later.

Ethne said...

This is looking really good

Piecemaker's Quilt Guild of Western Iowa said...

Oh my gosh!! That block is really pretty, it looks like it is just ready to jump off the background..really nice!! Love everything about it!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great job Marjorie.

cosisikh said...

Couldnt agree more with that, very attractive article

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