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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Meet Jody

Hi Everyone!

I hope things are nice where you are.  Here the rain has been drumming down all morning.  It is going to be a soup or stew day--I haven't decided which yet, but the weather surely calls for something simmering all day wafting its savory scent all through the house.

I would like for you to meet Jody!


This is my Chicopee/McGuffy quilt so far.  The rows are assembled in pairs--just two more seams and the center is together.  Then it is on to borders. 

I don't often name a quilt something special, but this name seems perfect to me.  See, the word Chicopee sounds to me like one of the words used in the movie Nell.  Do you remember it?  I don't think I've seen the whole thing, but I saw parts of it.  Jody Foster plays a young woman who grows up in the boonies by herself and has her own language and some expert goes to study it/her.  Chicopee reminds me of something the character often said, so at first I thought I would call this Nell.  Then, I remembered something else.

I think everyone knows what a "Dear John" letter is.  Well, in the Army, where Dear John letters are common and maybe even originated, they refer to the guy who stole away their girl as "Jody."  Jody featured (or probably featured in the past as he is probably no longer Politically Correct) heavily in the cadences that soldiers call while marching.  In fact, cadences are sometimes referred to as "Jody Calls." 

I've had such a fun interlude from my norm here--that it is almost like I'm "cheating" on my usual stash/project, so it became obvious to me that "Jody" is the perfect name for this quilt!

I hope you all have a wonderful day!  I'm off to get my hair done, so mine will be improving.

JoAnne

5 comments:

  1. You should watch the whole movie 'Nell'. As I recall, it was really good (it's been a long time). I really like your Jody quilt. And I had never heard that story of soldiers calling the 'other' guy Jody. Amazing!

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  2. That was an interesting tidbit about history ... thanks for sharing! I really like that fabric line ... especially after seeing what you're doing with it. Didn't think I would when I first saw the samples at a quilt shop but it has gone together well. Looking forward to seeing how you move it forward with the borders, etc. Thanks for sharing and inspring ;-) Linda

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  3. Your "Jody" quilt is lovely!! Love that you named her! I need to look for something like this to do...a different than my usual go to pattern!

    chris

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  4. Great pattern choice for that fabric...fun and funky! Interesting story about the name too... By the way Nell was a great movie.

    Wendy

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  5. Great pattern choice for that fabric...fun and funky! Interesting story about the name too... By the way Nell was a great movie.

    Wendy

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