Wild Goose Wednesday Quilt

UNITS OF GEESE FLIGHTS DESCRIBED MAKE A WONDERFUL MATTRESS, MAKE IT A LITTLE AT A TIME UNTIL IT’S DONE! This beautiful quilt is a wonderful example of what can happen when a project is approached piecemeal. Each unit ends at 2-1/2″ x 5″, but you can make yours any size you like. Quick tutorial 4 at a time chart and size chart. Leftovers are perfect for this quilt. Or use a wide variety of fabrics for a fragmented look. The quilt is finished at 55″ x 65″, however you can easily adjust the size by adding or deleting units. You will find all posts about this quilt here. It’s fun to see up close how the quilt blocks can be varied, as well as quilts in other color combinations.

Duvet or eiderdown (or even froxel) is a thick thick cover used on colder days. It consists of a soft blanket usually quilted with feathers, kapok, wool or cotton. Duvets emerged in Europe, where they were quilted with duck or geese feathers. Since the Viking Age, eider feather comforters have been used by people on the northern coast of Norway. The very word “edderdun” or “ejderdun”, of Scandinavian origin, means «fine fuzz, from the chest of the eider» and entered the Portuguese language through the French edredon. In some places in Brazil, the duvet is also known as light sleeper. Filling – Duvet fillings are usually made with polyester blankets produced in different thicknesses and weights. There is, however, a detail that can represent a big difference in quality: the blankets can be siliconized or resined. Silicones maintain the thickness of the quilt for longer. With use, the resin crumbles and the blanket becomes very thin. They are much cheaper and quickly lose their thickness, even without washing.

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In Portuguese, the origin of the names of the days of the week comes from the Middle Ages. Sunday, derived from the Latin “dies Dominica”, the Lord’s day, is considered the last of the week for Christians. That is, the seventh, when God rested from the creation of the world. It was on the day of the mass that there was the greatest agglomeration of people and, therefore, farmers gathered around the church to sell their products – the first day of the fair. The next day, therefore, was the second, the Monday. And so on until the Sabbath, whose origin is the Hebrew term shabbatt, considered the last of the week for the Jews.

This relationship between the fair and the mass also gave rise to other words. “The Latin term fillius ecclesiae means son of the Church, of the assembly. It originated the words ‘freguesia’, as we still call some parishes, and ‘customer’, of commerce”, explains Professor José Augusto Carvalho, linguist, professor at the Department of Languages ​​and Letters of the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES). In some other Western languages, the pattern adopted is different and follows the names of the planets.

The first ones discovered by astronomers are, in order, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus and Mercury. Putting the Moon last and the Sun in the center of the system, the astrological order is: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury and Moon. The next step is to analyze how the sequence of days was then. “Four is considered a kabbalistic number, as there are four elements of nature, four seasons of the year and many other things are organized in this way”, explains professor José Augusto Carvalho.

Therefore, using the number four, and counting from Saturn, the first known planet, one arrives at the Sun, from the English Sun – Sunday, the first day of the week. For the second day, start the account in Sol and arrive at the room that is Moon – Moon – Monday. And so until Saturday, Saturday, from Saturn. However, in English, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday differ from this logic, originating from Norse mythology. Tuesday, Tuesday, is a term from Tyu – god of war, brother of Thor. This, in turn, gives rise to Thursday, the Thursday. Their father, Odin, inspires Wednesday, the fourth. And finally, the sixth is dedicated to the goddess Fraye, where Friday came from. In Spanish, French and Italian, the days are also counted in astrological order, but Saturday and Sunday follow the same logic as in Portuguese.


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