Friday, July 1, 2011

Farmer's Wife Friday: No Safer Road to Travel

The letter spotlighted this week (see what Carla has to say about this letter, too) was written by a farmer's wife in Nebraska. She begins by saying, "I know no safer road to travel through real living than my daughter would take if a farmer were her life companion." She had a very descriptive style of writing and I based the colors on some of her word pictures.

"To see the sun climb out of bed and reach out rosy fingers to pick up the dew drops from field and meadow..." had me choosing colors that reminded me of the rosy pinks and corals of a sunrise.

 Country Path (#24)
" watch the joyous greeting of all nature, in the summer time, is worth more than silver and gold can buy."  I imagined fields of flowers, rows of corn, with the green foliage interspersed among them.
Silver Lane (#79)
Do you ever wake up early enough to enjoy the "rosy fingers" of a sunrise?


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Susan said... #

Oooooh! I LOVE these blocks! How fabulous! Your choice of colour is amazing!

Jill Chapman said... #

I very rarely wake up that early but I have been known to stay up nattering all through the night and only realise how late/early it is when the sun rises

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said... #

Beautiful blocks!! I am awake most mornings well before sunrise and have enjoyed some gorgeous colors.

Pinkadot Quilts said... #

Yes I do, I love to see the sun rise and set.
I love that you used solid fabrics, it really gives it a different feel from the originals.

Carla said... #

Your blocks turned out so great, Cindy! Are you using the templates to make them? I like your philosophy of choosing the colors.

pinsandneedles said... #

I love your use of shot cottons...the colors and textures are gorgeous!

Linda said... #

Great color choices!!!

Needled Mom said... #

I love how you have chosen your colors. The sunrise is certainly a special time of the day - one I enjoy everyday.

verykerryberry said... #

Stunning Cindy! Really beautiful!

Jennifer said... #

These are some of the prettiest FW blocks! I'm not much of a sunrise girl but I've been known to stop just about anywhere to watch the sun go down.

Jennifer :)

Catherine said... #

these are such wonderful colours, they look fantastic!

Canadian Abroad said... #

I love your blocks. The design of each one is accentuated with your fabrics.

Nicky said... #

Great fabrics great blocks - love them

felicity said... #

By far my favourite blocks of this quilt-along!

Poppyprint said... #

Sadly, yes, all the time because I'm too lazy to make curtains for our east-facing bedroom of 11 years!!

Your quilt will be my absolute fav. I know already.

Leanne said... #

Your blocks are lovely, the solids look so nice.

Rene' said... #

Love your interpretations! Beautiful blocks!

Terriaw said... #

These blocks are so cool looking! Seems like a fun project to be working on. About once or twice a month, I wake up early enough to see the rosy sky at sunrise, which is always a moment to cherish.