Feb.10…Hand quilt along ….

Here are some of the superstitious saying that some of the ladies wrote, I found them interesting ,also did some googling as I wonder how they ever came to be…

1. Never walk under a ladder.

Interesting enough.. the Egyptians started that one,they thought a ladder formed a triangle ,and triangles were sacred to them as it referred to the trinity,so to walk through was to desecrate them.

Then centuries later the Christians ( that was a shockerπŸ™‚) took a little different turn when a ladder was placed against the cross , it then was a symbol of wickedness,betrayal and death.

In England in the 1600 made their prisoners walk under a ladder to the gallons.

2 when you spill salt toss some over your shoulder to avoid bad luck

This was started 3,500 BC by the Sumerians.

3. Never bring a peacocks feather indoors

For the western world it was believed that it there were any single girls in the house ,and there was a feather the girls were doomed to be old maids ,the eastern world brought them in the house especially the ones that looked like there was an eye that meant they had an extra eye to watch over them.

4. Never rock a rocking chair with no one in it,or your invite a ghost or spirits in.

That’s a southern favorite,which wouldn’t surprise me that came over with the Irish as that is where it originated from

5. Step on a crack and break your mothers back

This started when racism become prevalent in the 19,20th century with the saying of step on a crack and you’re Mother’s baby will be black.

Well that will give you readers something to think on.

Now time again for update!

πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ I have Grammy ready for trimming the sides then binding πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

A closeup of the back…

I also worked on the Fire Island Hosta quilt ….here is where I was

Here is where I am now….

You can see that I working on the end where the green stops

I’m tryin hard to get these two projects finished before the outside work hits full swing. I’ve already been out planting potatoes,onions with lettuce ,peas and red beets waiting.

Hand Quilt Along Links

This Hand Quilt Along is an opportunity for hand quilters and piecers to share and motivate one another. We post every three weeks, to show our progress and encourage one another.  If you have a hand quilting project and would like to join our group contact Kathy at the link below.

KathyLoriMargaretKerryEmmaTracyDebConnieSusan,  Nanette EdithSharonKarrin, and Gretchen


Author: Deb

I'm a wife, Mom mom, and a quilter. I also enjoy nature , history and flowers.

16 thoughts on “Feb.10…Hand quilt along ….”

  1. Deb, My goodness they are both fantastic! That Hasta always takes my breath away. The backing for Grammy is just gorgeous. I am just shocked on the ‘step on a crack’…. which brings me to the other day talking with my grandson (9) living over in Okinawa (father military) he said to me ‘Grandma did you ever hear step on a crack?’ ….. and the conversation went on from there πŸ™‚ ~ Sharon

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  2. Congrats on your finishing the quilting of Grammy! Wonderful news, and some great progress on the Hosta as well. πŸ™‚ Of course you are out planting the garden….it was -4 a couple of mornings this week. 😦 We are feeling as though we live in the Arctic tundra at the moment.

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    1. I thought of you the other day after I read your reminder post of it being cold. It was 80* here and I wondered where you were on the temperature gauge.. …😲at a -4 πŸ₯ΆπŸ₯Ά

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    1. This is the third one. I think I’ll take a break from that pattern for a bit, their fun to put together but tough to quilt because of all the seams. Oh wow,that interesting!

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