I worked hard this week to get the Batik Sampler completely assembled. I am so happy with how it turned out!
( It does have a border on the top; my bookshelf was not tall enough!)
I wanted to single out this block because it has significant meaning for me. I made this block the week of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. I picked the fabrics quite randomly, but when the block was finished, I noticed that the light blue looked like the waves that rolled over the land in Japan, and the center looked like a nuclear warning sign, representing the nuclear power plant meltdown.
I considered remaking the block with different fabrics because I did not think I cared to be reminded of the disaster in Japan every time I looked at this quilt. But someone commented on the block that keeping it would always put some perspective into the quilt. Now, a year later, I am glad I took her advice and kept the block.
I'm linking up with Susan and other Little Green Quilters at http://www.blackberrycreek.typepad.com/