Saturday, October 25, 2008

Easy One

I thought I had already done all the easy paper-pieced blocks, but found this one yesterday. It only took me about half an hour, and that includes selecting the fabrics and ripping the paper off of the back. I'm not sure why the software labels it as an intermediate-level block. The name of the block is "L-7 Town Square". My adopted town of Wellsboro has a lovely square which is called The Green with a statue of Wynken, Blynken, and Nod (see the photo on the sidebar to my blog). The poem by Eugene Field is one of my favorites.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
Sailed off in a wooden shoe---
Sailed on a river of crystal light,
Into a sea of dew.
"Where are you going, and what do you wish?"
The old moon asked the three.
"We have come to fish for the herring fish
That live in this beautiful sea;
Nets of silver and gold have we!"
Said Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
As they rocked in the wooden shoe,
And the wind that sped them all night long
Ruffled the waves of dew.
The little stars were the herring fish
That lived in that beautiful sea---
"Now cast your nets wherever you wish---
Never afeard are we";
So cried the stars to the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
To the stars in the twinkling foam---
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
Bringing the fishermen home;
'T was all so pretty a sail it seemed
As if it could not be,
And some folks thought 't was a dream they 'd dreamed
Of sailing that beautiful sea---
But I shall name you the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
Is a wee one's trundle-bed.
So shut your eyes while mother sings
Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
As you rock in the misty sea,
Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.


Barb said...

Very nice Anya, I can't wait to see the completed quilt ~ how many more blocks do you need to do? I LOVE your fabric choices, it will be a beautiful quilt!

Anya said...

Thanks, Barb. So far I've finished 66 of the 169 center blocks. After that there are 52 border triangle blocks and 4 corner kites. I still have quite a long way to go!