Instead, I made two more window stars for Thanksgiving. I'd like to decorate the window by the dining room table (there are three separate window panes - so I would like to put nine stars on the windows).
I chose two easy patterns that I've made in other colors.
Two brown window stars.
I normally don't do many stars in brown. Most the stars I make are in the vivid colors of the rainbow. Yet, in looking at the stars, I'm thinking about doing some more in this color.
According to this website, "Brown represents wholesomeness and earthiness. While it might be considered a little on the dull side, it also represents steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, and health." All good things...maybe that's why I'm drawn to these stars at this point in my life.
Eight-pointed brown window star.
On the Sensational Color website, it's noted that the color brown affects us physically by:
==> Suppling a feeling of wholesomeness
==> Providing a connection with the earth
==> Giving a sense orderliness
The Sensational Color website also noted some interesting facts about the color brown around the globe:
==> In the United States, Thanksgiving is represented by brown and orange.
==> The Japanese do not have a specific word for brown. Rather, they use more descriptive names such as “tea-color," "fox-color," and "fallen-leaf.”
==> In India, brown is the color of mourning because it resembles dying leaves.
==> American Indians believe the color brown represents the power of self-discipline.
Back to the quilt for a moment: I have ideas for the remaining eight squares that will be hand-embroidered. Found a great resource on the internet that not only lists Minnesota's state symbols and gives a bit of information about them; but provides a coloring book with the outlines of each symbol.
Tomorrow, I'm going to print out the pages and modify the images so they can be used for the appliqued and embroidered quilt squares. I'd also like to cut out the 23 squares from fabric so I can start to lay out the quilt and see what it will start to look like. I'll see how I feel tomorrow...and what I'm able to accomplish.