Tuesday, July 11, 2006
When I first started to quilt a bit seriously, I signed up for a few block swaps on Prodigy (about 1989 or 1990). Remember when computers had gray screens and orange letters? So, I've been moving these blocks around for awhile - it is time to set them together!
The bottom block, 3rd over (square in a square with corner stone sashing) was the block I used as a trade for almost all of these blocks). As a new quilter, I was in awe of some of the blocks I received... like that pineapple and some of the stars, the Virginia Reel - also known as Snail's Trail, etc., etc. I really got some GREAT blocks (and I also got some blocks that were so pitiful that I can't use them!).
Altogether, I made 6 of the blocks (the most recent being the Christmas-y flower in the bottom right). My Nana made me the Sunbonnet Sue so that is a very special block to me. I haven't sewn the blocks together yet because I have been searching high and low for the Overall Sam block Nana made for me to add - and guess, what? I found it! So, I will take out the Christmas flower and add Sam. And, I probably will shuffle the blocks around once more, maybe even swap a few for different ones... In anycase, it is time to make the blocks all the same size and sew them together and send it off to be quilted. This one is not going to have a sashing, probably no border either. I like it just like this!