I mentioned that I had a text conversation with a quilting friend about swapping blocks. We have decided to swap house blocks and I am finding this the perfect theme. We will each choose our own house block pattern (there are 8 of us). We talked a bit about setting size and color restrictions but in the end, we have decided to make blocks that we like and know that we can make them fit by adding strips of fabric or setting blocks. I tried out a simple pattern someone shared but I am rubbish at precise, 1/4” seams so I need something that I can trim to size. Playing around this morning I came up with this idea. Each of these blocks is a slightly different size and I do want to aim for a standard width. Then I can play around with the height. I might add windows – or maybe not. I kind of like the simplicity and the way the fabric is the feature. Do you see the words on the block in the upper right? I knew the word life was on the fabric but I missed the word hope. But it showed up! And friends, I needed to see that this morning. Hope is showing up in my life, I need to be sure to pay attention or I will miss it.
Happy Wednesday. Would love to hear how hope is showing up in surprising ways right now.