"The double hourglass block used in this quilt is a reminder of how time may have crept by slowly as women during the Civil War waited for news about their husbands, sons, and fathers who had enlisted."
It really made me stop in my tracks and think about how agonizing it must have been for them because they didn't have the technology or the communication capabilities we have today. In a few seconds we can get a message on our phones from across the world. We can stream video and live video chats in real time. But not these women, they had to wait for a messenger to come by on a horse. And their news was sent weeks and sometimes months prior, not milliseconds like we have.....so this quilt is for all those women that waiting and wondered....it is to them I dedicate this quilt...please turned to page 72.........."Double Hourglass"
And now onto the Parade! Again these ladies did an awesome job! I loved them all!
First up we have Vivan from Iowa, She made an extra Row on hers using 1800's repro fabrics...love the scrappy look....and that little twig bed is her favorite doll bed.....I can see why!
Annette in Wishconsin used beautiful yellows and blues! So soft and lovely...and that quit rack is awesome!! That machine is everyones envy! hehe Great job!
Gail used a Charm pack from Minick & Simpson Called Independence Trail....Love the Americana Colors!!! and the white backdrop :0) Nice Job Gail!
Robin made this version but made it a little smaller turning out an 18"x18" quilt...DARLING!!!! This one really pops!
Susan also made hers smaller and made it half size to measure 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 "...Love that hanger!!! Nice color palette Susan!
Cathy sent us this Rockin Version.....Love the color combo really lovely job, just beautiful!
Lori did this very cheerful spring color version..oh o makes me long for warmer weather and flowers! Super sweet !
And lastly Mine....I used Token of Friendship charm pack by Kansas Troubles. Love the colors so rich! I will say that for some reason the blue looks electric, I promise its just a regular ole navy blue, lighting was way off today as we have grey skies.....sigh.
Thank you ladies for participating and if your visiting and would like to join us p!ease do! We are an opened quilt along! Be sure to leave some love for these beautiful quilts made by my friends! Until next time! God loves you!