Rather than let the blog stagnate while I do that, though, I thought I'd return to posting about my Diary Quilt. This is one of the very first projects I started when I decided to quilt, and it's deeply personal and very meaningful to me. Since I'm also a blogger, of course I'm sharing all those very personal stories with you.
I've created a Blog Page dedicated to the Diary Quilt, and I hope you'll take time to visit, see the links to the story behind each block, learn all about me, and see the quilt. Well, the pieces of the quilt, because it is still just a stack of blocks, waiting to be sashed and put together. After the Comic Strip Quilt. Really.
Diary Quilt Blog Page
If you do visit the page, you'll see I still have some stories to tell; today I will tell the story of the Trip Around the World block. Yes, taking them out of order, but that's because I've not yet emailed the honorees of the Ohio Star with their story, so I can't post it on the blog. My blog, my quilt, my rules. ;)
|Trip Around the World block|
center is 6" square, and hand pieced
setting triangles were added by machine
black fabric will be the sashing, eventually
Some places I've only seen in books so far, either in my own leisure reading (which is plentiful) or via the wealth of home school books I've read, and re-read, to my boys over the years. We used a curriculum for our history studies that did a wonderful job of teaching children, and their parents, about the entire world, not just the Western Hemisphere. In our school reading we've visited Ireland, ancient cultures, modern day India, several places in Africa, Asia, Europe.....the world. I hope one day we can visit some of these places for real, see them, taste their foods, hear the sounds, meet the people.
Here in Brazil, we've visited much of the country, from the beaches of Sao Paulo, to the North East Coast, to the Amazon Rain Forest. Travel. Experience. Journeying along, together, from one place to the next.
|Meeting of the Waters, the Amazon|
|my family & I, in Rio de Janeiro|
|a beach in the Nordeste, I forget which one|