The story behind this parcel begins in January, when I joined the Grow Your Blog link up here. You can still go visit some of the blogs which participated if you wish - well worth the effort. Anyway, Jackie from One Creative Cat came for a visit and ended up following my other blog, Stitching Hearts. She contacted me and asked if I could use some orphan blocks. Sure I said, thinking one or two or maybe a dozen, and this is what arrived.
My daughter was coming by before school pickup, so I was so controlled! I waited til she came to open the parcel (she is a sewer and an all round crafty person too and I knew she would want to snoop in that parcel too) and this is what we found..
A huge Iowa Star. Completed with background corners etc., this will be big enough for a lap quilt for a nursing home patient. So pretty.
And look at those perfect points!!
A pile of 14 x 9-patches, which will finish at 5".
Four 12" star blocks. Now these are Sawtooth stars, with a square in a square block as the centre. I checked my block bible, which calls it a Variable Star. Does anyone know if there is a proper name for this block?
A cute pieced house.
Four of the cutest little machine appliqued teapots.
Two 8" Barrister's Blocks.
And 12 Bears Paw blocks. These were obviously a block exchange at some point, because several of these have a name written on them.
And a huge pile of pieced and appliqued trees in Christmassy colours. Each block obviously had a plaid sashing around it which has been cut off. Things like this intrigue me.
And look at this pile of 6" squares! It is at least 4" tall - many a lap quilt will be made from these.
Which brings me to the next question. I am a bit over making quilts with just squares for charity. Anyone got any bright ideas for scrappy quilts starting with 6" squares? I would really appreciate some fresh ideas.
Thank you Jackie. I shall have lots of design wall planning to do.
Now for a funny. My shower door is one of those which works on a pivot and you pull the door towards you to open it. On Sunday night I was about to step into the shower (in my birthday suit of course topped with the latest couture plastic shower cap) when I found that the door had collapsed and wouldn't open. So grateful it happened while I was outside the shower!! Me trying to clamber over the top of the shower stall, soaking wet in the bollocky would not have been a pretty sight.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.