This June Gardening Basket block is part of my Wooly Basket Calendar Quilt. The pattern is from the Starry Pines Pattern Company: http://starrypinespatterncompany.com/spindex2.html
I used wool for the hand-appliqued basket, cotton flannel for the background fabric, and black perle cotton for the embroidery.
|Marigolds and Zinnias|
You Never Hear the Garden Grow
Row on row,
you never hear the garden
Roots shove and reach.
Stems pierce the
Pea pods fatten.
stretch and curl.
without a sound.
Mysterious and gracious God,
The rhubarb has been harvested and we wait for more.
The berries are ripening.
The peas and potatoes and carrots are growing in the garden-
And we remember.
We remember our labor in preparing the soil
And in burying the seeds,
And we remember our time of waiting while you did your work-
And now the harvest is a visible promise.
So today we bring to you our other work-
The hopes we have for our children,
The dreams we have for peace.
We bring those labors to you, ready for your work,
And we offer our faith, waiting for the harvest.
George R. Pasley
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