My husband was poking around in our shed this morning. I can guarantee he WASN'T looking for quilt blocks. But he found some nonetheless.
I had bought these years ago at an antique mall in Vermont. It was one of those places with multiple vendors under one roof. It was a long time ago, though. I had forgotten all about them.
A closer look at the seams indicates that these were all sewn by hand.
There are 14 of these purple and black blocks. These are the only ones that aren't 9 patches.
All of the blocks are approximately 7" squares. There is a little bit of variation in size; the sewer had a rather carefree attitude towards stitch length and seam allowance. But that's part of what makes them so charming, I think.
All of the blocks are in very good condition. The colors are bright and there are only a few minor stains
So what to do with them? I'm sure whoever made these was planning on a quilt of some sort, and there are enough blocks for at least a lap size. But I'm always trying to think "outside the box". Something different. Hmmm. . . this will definitely take some thought. And I'm open to ideas, so please feel free to comment!
We all remember this quilt, which I called Intermission. Well, a colleague at work really liked it, but waited a little too long to click on the "buy" button in my Etsy store, and it sold to someone else. Well, I had always planned to make a second, similar one, so I said I would make it and give her first view of it if she wanted.
The quilting is assymetrical, and in different colors with a slightly longer stitch length.
So this will be delivered to rehearsal on Wednesday.
I'm frantically trying to get ready for my first Market, which will be Dec. 4. Yes, that really is 2 weeks from today! More about this in upcoming posts, but tomorrow is Conquer the Canopy Day. I have to bring a canopy to market, and I have to be able to put it up and take it down myself! This could be challenging, especially the first few times. We'll see how it goes!