I'm sure you remember me telling telling you when my friend, Jill Reid died this spring. Her friend sent me a few of these blocks that were in her sewing room with a diagram of the blocks. I played with a setting for them on EQ and was so curious as to what her original intent may have been.
The fabric is Lancaster Blue, not purple as it may appear.
I've made a few more 4 patches while looking and searching for the project.
Just recently I ordered the New Jersey quilt documentation book from amazon. I know she had a lot of pages bookmarked in her state book. While browsing the book, look what I found! Bingo! I know this Jewel Box quilt with Lancaster Blue was what she had started and what I will finish. I also have some of the blue so will use it all and that will decide what size it will be.
Here's a poem that was shared at her inurnment. Miss you a lot Jill!!
Feel no guilt in laughter; she’d know how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile that she is not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever; she would not want you to.
She’d hope that you could carry on the way you always do.
So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day that brings her back as clearly as though she were still here, and fills you with the feeling that she is always near.
For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart
And she will live forever locked safely within your heart