Thursday, January 19, 2017

Road Less Travelled

Road Less Travelled 
Quilt of Valor
60 x 70 inches
Scraps from earlier Quilts of Valor were used to make the blocks for Road Less Travelled. The block arrangement reminded me of Robert Frost's poem.

The Road Less Travelled
by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;


Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,


And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.


I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Road Less Travelled is QOV #110


13 comments:

  1. One of my favorite poets! Beautiful quilt. Makes my eyes jump around a bit which is exactly what is needed this a.m.!!

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  2. That poem is one of my favorites. And love the arrangement of these blocks. It's another WOW!

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  3. I love how the simple turn of the squares created such an interesting balanced pattern. WOW

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  4. This one looks very mod! Love it.

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  5. You are such a talented quilter. I love the movement on this one.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. You did a great job on this one. It looks to me that you matched every seam. I like the mix of red blocks and blue blocks.

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  7. Love the quilt and the poem.

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  8. Aptly named quilt. I love Frost's poem.

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  9. I like this layout for half Log Cabin blocks!

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  10. I love the quilt. The poem has special meaning to me. When my husband Bill retired from the Air Force he had a job offer and we had also talked about him joining me in the accounting business. I had this Robert Frost poem printed on heavy stock and framed as a retirement gift. He made the decision to join me in my business and it HAS made all the difference!! He keeps the poem on the wall beside his desk.

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  11. I have always identified with this poem and it fits this pretty quilt well. If you sewing machine had an odometer, it would be racking up the miles. :)

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  12. Nice job Nancy! I love that poem, I want sigh at the end and go back.

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  13. I really like this quilt. I have always liked that poem. I had a book of poems as a child that included this one.

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