over easter I was able to get my hands on the original quilt that I’ve been basing my blocks on. I wasn’t lying about the green was I? I don’t know too much about the quilt, other than my mil won it in some charity raffle. it was handmade my a group of women, but I’m not sure what their group was or if they had a group name even. I know that my mil was too busy to pick it up after winning it, since it was in the middle of a work day, so she sent her mom, who was also a crafter, to receive it on her behalf. apparently they really took their time showing her every little stitch and block design. I’m imagining tom’s grandma being surround by a bunch of ladies all wanting attention on their block. the only other clue I have, and it isn’t a very good one, is the embroidered block on the top left of the picture. if tom hadn’t held the quilt upside down, it would read “bethlehem senior citizens”. not sure if they’re supposed to represent every single senior citizen in town or if someone didn’t bother to write “center” or something like that.
I’ve been working on what I thought were the first two rows, but really the last two columns. either way, I still have a quite a few blocks ahead of me. my quilt will turn out a bit smaller, my blocks right now are 12″ while in the original quilt they are 14″. I still have no idea how I’ll do the sashing, but that’s ok. I’m just taking it one block at a time.
can you spot my new blocks in the original?
this one is so out of my comfort zone, but I love it.
I used my own silk screened fabric for this. I like how quirky it looks compared to the perfectly printed fabrics in the other blocks.
I cut the center fabric to play off the appliqué on the original block.
this one is so simple, almost boring, but still one of my faves.