To Hellenikon or Greekness – Herodotus used this to describe the shared sense of identity among ancient Greeks. You can’t look at the history of every principle of study and not appreciate the enormity of the Greek civilization. This Greekness is still very pervasive in a lot of the literature I read, studies I do.
It was only natural that I would want to make a quilt with all the Greek letters. I drew all 24 of the Greek letter quilt patterns a couple of years ago, but didn’t get to sew them until now. This is one of my current large projects.
These letters are 5″ x 10″. Right after I finished the first two letters, I decided to forgo the sashing. Instead, I wanted to add the same background fabric on each side of the blocks and make them 10″ x 10″. There was one problem, a big one. I only had enough background fabric to make the letters. I bought more, but they are not of the same dye lot. The only thing left to do was to remake the blocks. So, I have two sets of alpha and beta. I think I will make matching pillows with the extra blocks.
Thinking about the size of the Greek civilization reminded me of this photo of my ginormous Maine Coon kitty who likes to stuff himself in the smallest box he can put himself in.
In contrast, this is his full size, mostly stretched out. I am sure those of you with cats know exactly what I am talking about.
I will leave you with that!