The other day Mrs. Goodneedle responded to my blog about the Baptist Fan/Blue Ocean Wave quilting pattern that I'd written about and I thought that at least my Japanese friends who read this blog don't realize why the pattern is called Baptist Fans so I'm including Mrs. Goodneedle's comment here.
My understanding of "Baptist Fan": I've heard this comes from the actual hand-held fans that were distributed at worship services during the summer months in un-air-conditioned Southern Baptist churches. Somewhere along the line an innovative quilter copied the shape using her fan as a template. Sounds reasonable to me!
No real continuity to my post today. Yesterday my friend Mrs. Ochiai asked me to help her with some simple translating and that was very easy to do. I'm always glad to help my friends with their English situations. It may be just looking over some English sentences. It may be translating something or correcting a composition etc. I figure God put me in Japan for some reason and if in 30 years I've picked up enough Japanese to be able to translate things, and if I enjoy writing and revising in the first place, then the people around me should use me as much as possible! Anyway, in return for my help, look what she sent me! Mrs. Ochiai is a computer whiz and she was the one who got me started blogging. She does some fantastic things with a picture software and she made this collage of quilting pictures that I've posted on my blog these past few months. All the quilts except for the one second down on the right (the raffle quilt I won) were made by me. But definitely all these quilts weren't made in just these past months. Some are new, some are older than the hills. Anyway, I get to show you this and boast a bit and thank Mrs. Ochiai too! Thank you!