Thursday, September 24, 2009

Leaf or Bird

The question of the floating shape was resolved by DH who took one look and pronounced it a sassafras leaf. He further researched on google to find that it symbolises choice. Root Beer is made from sassafras and it is the food of white tailed deer. Great to have someone who grew up in a similar part of the world. It looks like the quilter used the leaf to fill in blank spaces rather than leave unworked areas. Happy stitching to all Terry

5 comments:

  1. Terry, which block are you working on? Yes, good to have knowledgeble DH, but these days I consult DW (Dear Wikipedia) or DG (Dear Google)!!! Enjoy your stitching - Hugs Nat

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  2. Very interesting Terry, tell him thanks. ;o)
    Lizzie
    XXX

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  3. It does look very similar to the sassafras leaf. Another one appears in block seven. Did you notice, in the original quilt, all the foliage is done in the same green fabric, but these funny little things are done in brown fabric. I don't know. I think I'm seeing a hummingbird now!

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  4. Well I have to say Karen, that's what I thought it was espcially when you see how it seems to hover over and into the flowers on block 1. Hmmm, such mystery and interest in this quilt isn't there?
    Lizzie
    XXX

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  5. Wonderful hubby to look it up and find the answer for you!!! Takes an interest in your work! Very good marriage builder!!!

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