Janet's Cell Quilt--In Flanders Fields
|Janet's cell quilt|
I love it when the assigned word has so many definitions. Math, science, religion, accounting, insects, nuns, prisoners, on and on. I liked, “A membranous area bounded by veins in the wing of an insect such as a butterfly”. I had a beautiful monarch pattern from Silver Linings by Linda Hibbert. If you paper piece she has fantastic patterns ranging from beginners to those that make you lay down on your sewing machine and cry. So I started out to make a butterfly and ended up in a completely different place. I needed a flower and I had a poppy pattern I wanted to try. That made me think of veterans day every year when our pastor read “In Flanders Fields” to us in Sunday service. It is a poem written by an exhausted doctor who had been operating for seventeen days straight. He sat down on the back of an ambulance to rest for a moment only to notice that with all the horrors he was surrounded by there were also beautiful poppies. He threw it away when finished and a soldier picked it up and sent it back to England where it got published in the newspapers. That was almost a hundred years ago. No matter how bad things are something beautiful is there, if we just look for it.