A MYSTERY BLOCK AND MEMORIES
This has been a catchup week for working on my self-commitment to six monthly blocks. For Rainbow Scrap Challenge I’m doing .a twinkle star, a 16-patch at 8 Inches, a slab block of the same size and a slightly smaller sailboat. They are all in the RSC monthly colors. They just seem to have somehow added themselves of their own volition. All of a sudden there they are saying “Me next! Don’t forget about me.”
This slab block got me finally caught up for January. I do enjoy these the most because they allow me to be inventive.
In addition, I am doing a Modern HST Sampler block every other week, also in the RSC colors. As long as I have to drag out all my orange and brown scraps, I might as well go all the way with them. These are 12-inch blocks, however, and should be a fine sampler quilt by year end.
This block was titled Intersection, using 16 HSTs. I did not like the pattern arrangement when done in my fabrics, so I just moved them around to get this block. I don’t know if it has a name. If any of you know it, I would appreciate you telling me. All you quilt history buffs and Dear Jane followers must know hundreds of them.
Before he passed away a year ago, my son, Chris, and I used to take rides in the country and he especially loved old weathered barns. When I learned there were many barn quilts to be seen in the next county, we started seeking them out with an excellent listing of all the Green County barn quilts. We only got to visit a few before winter set in, but here is a photo of one which we took with the owner’s permission.
I’m now hoping that I can carry on where Chris and I left off, by interpreting some of the barns and barn quilts I’ve seen in person or on Pinterest. Thank you, Julie Sefton, for your inspiring book, BUILD-A-BARN, which I bought and am using to plan a ‘barn quilt’ barn quilt. Julie, Quiltdivajulie, has a blog called thefreepiecedbarnproject.blogspot.com and I highly recommend it for process not patterns.
I hope you all have a colorful week. I link up with RSC16 at soscrappy and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts and WIPS BE GONE at A Qulting Reader’s Garden.