When my friend Lee of May Chappell Designs told me of her thoughts about this block, I couldn’t help but eagerly volunteer to join.
As she says in HER post:
“Lately I’ve been feeling as though there’s a lot of negativity going around, from the election to world affairs to right here in our own quilting community. I decided to create a block called Love All Around. It’s all about coming from a place of love and kindness. Quilting brings me joy and I love sharing that with all of you! Let’s all try to take a second to send a note of support, offer a word of kindness, cheer for the underdog or offer a helping hand. If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Or maybe keep thinking and find something nice to say!”
I love that last sentiment! Keep thinking and think of something nice to say. We are here to love each other and love the world. Do not let differences pull you and us apart. Rather let us celebrate each other and find the parts of each that we love. I rather suspect that we will find we have a great deal MORE to love about each other than we ever do to hate or even dislike.
For me, this block signifies what my personal journey in the quilting world is: TEAM UNITY. Corny? Maybe. Impossible? Only if you don’t have hope. Necessary? For the sake of the art and the craft that is this beautiful world of creation we are so lucky to be a part of…ABSOLUTELY.
So join me with Lee and soooo many other friends in taking on this challenge to combat the world with love and kindness. Be IN the world but not OF it. Outdo one another in generosity of heart and spirit.
And create your own block or many! Lee has a TUTORIAL on her website for this heart filled block. Create one a month or combine with a group to make a quilt. Or simply create as I did here let it do the work. My block is doubly filled with love because I chose to make it from my fabrics from Curious Dream. Fabrics created with joy and hope for what the future holds.
Won’t you join us?