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Farmer’s wife: Waste Not

This block is my favourite so far—not the sewing, that was rather dull, but the look.

I think the design looks like the combination of a very simple compass and a slim pinwheel. Very elegant.

Waste Not

© 2012 by Heike Scharmann

As often, I wonder how the block’s name is connected with the design. “Waste not, want not” is a very common saying, but where can I see that in this block? Maybe the larger parts (in the four corners) symbolise the times of plenty, while the narrow shapes (in dark fabric) represent the times of wanting. And the light parts mean to say that life holds everything in between wasting and wanting?

By the way, this is the last block beginning with a “w”. 15 blocks, so far. Next will be “t” with only 3 blocks.

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