Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Heart Block

One of our guild members had a granddaughter die recently in Iraq. Unfortunately, I know this is not a unique story. Too many young Americans are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan these days. I don't have an answer for this problem.

The guild is doing the only thing we know how to do, make blocks for our member in memory of her granddaughter that will be turned into a quilt. We were given a 9" square of muslin with an 8" square drawn on it. The directions were to make whatever we want, just cover the 8" square. These blocks are due on Saturday. This is what I came up with.

It took me a long time to come up with an idea. I stitched together various fabrics and cut out a heart from it. For me, it symbolizes how our hearts are broken and mended throughout our lifetime. I hope it brings my friend comfort.


Barb said...

I am so sorry to hear this.....what a lovely heart and I am sure it will give comfort in time.

Mama Pea said...

That's a sad story, Lynn. I feel like there's an awful lot of sadness in the world these days. What a wonderful block you came up with. I think it's a great idea and it will mean a lot to your fried. Bravo!

Melissa ;-) said...

I am sure the family will be touched by any quilt, and a heart really says it all.