Monday, May 31, 2010

In Flanders Fields
John McCrae, 1915.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Please have a safe and happy Memorial Day.  And let's all stop for just a few moments to honor those who gave everything for this great country and the freedom we so often take for granted.  

This is on my Design Wall today. 

 I changed out the lighter fabrics at the center points and I now have the blocks all set together.  I like the result much better.  

I spent a few hours yesterday on EQ and finally settled on the border design.  I tried so many different border designs and just couldn't find the one that really stuck.  Until I stumbled on this one.  I like the floating diamonds the best so today I'll start cutting and sewing them together. 

It's a cool, slightly cloudy, fairly calm day.  I'm heading to my sewing room. 


  1. The poem is fantastic and the quilt is equally as good.

  2. I live in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. That is the home of John McCrae who wrote "In Flanders Fields". His home is a beautiful historic site for anyone who who visits this area. We have a great quilt shop too!!!

  3. I like the quilt without the light fabrics too (though I thought it looked good with them) and the border is a perfect choice.


  4. The poem is a great reminder of all those who have sacrificed so that we may have freedom. I also like the quilt without the light fabrics. It looks beautiful!


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