|This Vogart block made it into my military themed quilt today. This must be "the Bugle Boy from Company C"|
Patricia L. Cummings
Anyone who knows me also understands that I love dogs! Today I amused myself by putting together a quilt top using some quilt blocks that I had collected. Some of them are from Vogart and the source of others remains a mystery. I thought it was time these dogs met each other and kept company. I cut them all to be 15 inches large and then assembled them into a quilt top by using yardage the depicts "V for Victory," Pin-up girls photos, and simulate news headlines from war years.
A good place for dog watching is the beach! This photo by James Cummings was taken at York Beach, Maine
Sailor Dog is now part of my quilt top
Update on 6/2/2014
After posting this yesterday both my husband and I took the time to look up the term "dogs of war." He tells me that I might want to reconsider the term as a name for the quilt I am making. Apparently, in medieval times, "unleashing the dogs of war" meant giving clearance to soldiers to rape and pillage after a victory. No, that was not quite what I had in mind.
Jim had also recognized the term from its use in "Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare. Again, it was the name of a movie/ The term is used as a "simile" in chapter XIV of the musical play Les Misérables. I knew nothing of all of these mentions! I had just heard the term without realizing all of the possible connections. However, I will have to come up with a new name for this quilt in progress!