Tuesday, October 15, 2013

One more block done

Well, this is the final plan. It sure is scrappy. So... my stealth readers,
(AKA children), can you find a scrap from a quilt you have in your home?

The lower corner is a piece from "Paul's Plaid Stars" that I made papa 20 years ago for our 30th anniversary. I found enough of those blocks that I can probably go back and make repairs where Nikko has chewed holes.

I went up to the loft and laid the blocks I have so far on the floor.

Now I have two rather scrappy blocks. They all contain a piece of the pickle fabric and they all represent one of the books we have read together, but the last two I have made are not looking like they are going to blend in with the rest.

Maybe the next book will bring up a block that will calm things down a bit.I have begun to read "State Fair" by Earlene Fowler. It shouldn't take me long, as I read it once before.

That being said, I had also read "The Quilter's Apprentice" by Jennifer Chiaverini and hardly remembered very much of the story.

Since "The Goodbye Quilt" turned out to be more of a memory quilt for the maker, I think the scrappy block at least fits the theme. Hopefully, those memories are not all mine.

So, now I need to get a new activity going so I will have take-along work for the weekend. At least the activity of the past few days has shown me there is no shortage of fabric to use,


  1. An interesting project - I like scrappy quilt so much. Can't wait to see what you choose to do for your take-along project.

  2. Your "final plan" is my FAVORITE block in this quilt - so many wonderful memories - ;))

  3. I love all your blocks and how each one has a story and memory in it.


  4. I clicked onto the " Quilter's Apprentice" and know it is a "must read" for me, I loved the first chapter available online. And I see there is a sequel, another must read. I do so like your blocks, with memories galore. Fond greetings, Jean.

  5. Well this block is a departure from your usual style but it looks like fun!

  6. One thing you can do to 'calm down' a selection of fussy blocks or any un-even balance amongst the blocks, is to use a neutral sashing.
    The latest scrap block must be great fun for your family to play 'I spy my quilt' with!
    Happy reading, happy stitching!

  7. This is going to be a lovely quilt - and so fun to stitch on. blessings, marlene