Now, we see them more often and it occurred to me over the weekend that it's so appropriate to have a huge quilt square brightening up the size of a weathered barn. Isn't that what farm women did? Make quilts to keep their families warm? Cutting up worn clothing giving a shirt or skirt one last chance to live? Can you imagine that most pioneer and farm women in decades gone by knew how to quilt? Quilting was as much associated with farm life as the mule was.
It took me a minute to realize this square shows a bunch of grapes made with hexies! Not only is this imaginative, colorful and fun, making the connection between the use of the land and the quilt square
is really what this countryside phenomenon is all about.