Here is the block which was completed in June for my CQJP 2012 (see link on my sidebar). This block represents the month of June which makes many people think of weddings. In the upper right hand corner you will see a bit of bridal lace. The birthstone is pearl which is reflected throughout the block in the buttons and beading. I reconfigured a section of lace in the lower right corner to represent a church. I also have a photo of the church in Treynor, Iowa which was such a huge part of my life. My great grandfather who lived with his family in the home to the left was a charter member of this church, so it has been important for generations of my entire family in both happy and sad occasions...baptisms, confirmations, weddings, anniversaries, and funerals.
The rose is made of ivory ribbon which I dyed the colors of the Peace Rose. It reminds me of the roses I used to find tucked between pages in old books that had belonged to my parents and grandparents. Have you ever found any of those flowers hidden between the covers of books? I always think about what memories the flower held, so special that the person wanted to preserve them forever.
Below is the painting I did of my great grandparents home. Hopefully you can click on it to see a larger version.