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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Boy or Girl?

Last month at our guild meeting, one of my friends won a raffle for these blocks. I was so jealous that I harassed her about it till she gave them to me. Horrible, aren't I? (the answer is yes!)
I had spent 5 dollars on just these blocks because I really thought they were cute. But I'm just not lucky. (Or am I? Maybe my strength is in manipulation?!)

Someone donated 20 of these old blocks. They are all hand stitched and they are all different sizes. But I still love them. Some of the fabric is so old that you can see a coating of the starch(?). It is really shiny in spots.
Whoever stitched these up, didn't use a quarter inch seam, so I had a really hard time not cutting off the tips when I was adding sashing.
Some of the blocks were 6 inches and some were 5 1/2 inches and about 5 were 4 3/4 of an inch. This little quilt is certainly not perfect, but I love it anyway.
I'm going to keep it around for a Grandchild. Would you use it for a boy or a girl?

BTW, I'm sorry I haven't been with you in a while. I'm blaming it on the Kindle. I've read 8 books on it so far and (cough cough) I'm caught up in a vampire series. Please don't laugh! I didn't know and now it's too late... I have to finish the series to see who or what happens. So If I am absent again, you all know why, it's those vampires that are keeping me away.

Take care, Brandie


Lori said...

It looks like you could use for a boy or a girl. It is always a bit of a challenge to work with old blocks- fun though!

Linda said...

What a beautiful quilt! A little challenge but so worth it. Im leaning towards girl for this quilt. But it's close. :-)

Carrie P. said...

Well your friend was very nice to give up those blocks. You made a great quilt from them.