"STITCHING MENDS MY SOUL"

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

NAOMI, HOMECOMING

 
This week, in the Women of the Bible group, we are studying Naomi.  Her quilt block is called Homecoming.

Naomi left her homeland with her husband and two young sons,, looking to get away from famine.  Her husband and sons all died in this foreign land, but not before the sons took foreign wives.  Left alone, with strange daughter's-in-law, in a strange land, with famine there too, Naomi decides to return to her homeland.  But one of the dauther's-in-law decides to go with her, as we will learn next week.

Homecoming is a block with curved piecing and set in seams.  You could applique the melon on the center by hand, but I used curved piecing by machine.  The set-in seams might have been easier to get accurate by hand, but I did those by machine too.

I chose fabrics that remind me of farms and farming, because famine played a big role in Naomi's story.  It's very hard for us today to imagine a land where there really wasn't enough food.

3 comments:

beaquilter said...

block looks great, I'm working on mine now, didn't work how I imagined, it's just ODD..... what's the EYE in the middle btw?

wackywoman said...

This is a nice block!

Cyn said...

You've made another great block, Pat!