Looking for a challenge, I decided to see how many of those little blocks I could work into a small quilt. Over the years, I have made several strippy-style quilts, but never a row quilt. The idea is similar except one is vertical and the other is horizontal. A horizontal row quilt sounded right for this project ---- "A Row to Hoe".
I used 13 different 3" blocks for this quilt for a total of 48 blocks.
I have missed my Navy grandson who has been deployed on his submarine and out of regular communication. We have always had interesting conversations about my quilts. He is very creative and understands about color, space, and light; and is also interested in associated family stories. He is now back to his home port; and I am looking forward to having face-to-face conversations with him again. 'A rough row to hoe' is farm-speak for meeting a challenge and accomplishing it. I'm sure this 19-year-old submariner can teach his 82-year-old grandmother something about meeting challenges.
|Lots of rows to hoe on the Haines Family Farm when|
the snow melts and Spring and Summer arrive - c1950s.