Earlier this week I was talking with hubby about which quilt or project I could show on the blog for Easter since I enjoy writing faith-based posts especially on holidays. He said, “Maybe you could resurrect a project.” (He is a funny guy!) Truth be told, I have a tuff-tote filled with projects that need reviving and some life breathed into them, but that is a story for another day! Today I will show you “Aunt Sukey’s Choice” and relate it to Christ’s resurrection.
The Back Story: Nancy is the Block of the Month chair-woman for my guild, Tarheel Quilters. As a follow-on of Joan Ford’s lecture on scrap quilts in February, Nancy challenged us to raid our scrap bins and make “Aunt Sukey’s Choice” with 2 ½” squares and 2 ½” x 4 ½” rectangles.
I so wanted to win the Block of the Month drawing. Don’t all the shingled blocks look fabulous? Well, I didn’t win, but I think I like the block enough to make 12 for a throw or a twin size quilt. I certainly have enough scraps for the project!
Come to think of it, this patchwork block could be a metaphor for Jesus’ disciples and the Easter story. The vertical and horizontal dark sections resemble the cross; the “Four Patch” in the center represents the tomb. After Christ arose from the dead, the disciples spread the gospel to the four corners of the earth, sharing forgiveness of sins through faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter!