Good Morning Quilters!
This week I pulled out an old UFO to see what was needed to finish it up. I found out….….not much! The blocks were all assembled, sewn into rows and over half of the rows sewn together. There are only three more long seams to sew and the quilt center will be complete. Why did I stop?
The blocks were made by following Barbara Brackman’s blog (back in 2012) about the women’s suffrage movement. The blog is (here) but not very active now.
America’s primary suffrage color was gold, often contrasted with black, so that is what I used. I thought it would make a nice autumn quilt. Here is the UFO on the design wall right now:
The blocks finish at 8 inches square. Two blocks that gave me trouble at the time:
The mystery here is that there was a bag with about 350 two inch finished size hsts packed with it. All the half square triangles are gold solids or prints with black solids or prints. I don’t know what my original intent was for the hsts. I could use some of them for a border, and some of them for a small quilt. Note to self: leave better notes with my UFOs in the future. What should I do with them?
I am almost finished with another Benjamin Biggs Wedding Quilt block. These patterns were free on the internet for a short time from Gay Bomers at her Sentimental Stitches website. Her website now is (Here) I must have missed copying the pattern for this block, but I have patterns for all of the other blocks. For this one, I drafted my own pattern. It will be fine. I’m not sure what flowers these are supposed to be, but here’s my version of the original quilt block:
My next block for this quilt is the center block, and has a lot more going on in it. I hope to start it today.
What are you working on this week? I am excited to look at all the pictures and read all of your blog posts. The new year is a great time to renew our resolve to get our hobby in tip top shape. Thank you for your participation. Click on the link below to join our Design Wall Monday Linky Party. I appreciate you.