Thursday, August 14, 2014

HSTs for Mary--August 2014


Please forgive the nighttime photo of the block(s), but I was anxious to get this out in the mail before life interrupted my forward trajectory one more time.  I made five  6-1/2" blocks as per Mary's instructions on our Flickr page, combining and recombining so they weren't too match-matchy.  I left them unsewn so she can move them around as she wants.  

The royal blue print in the lower triangles in the lower blocks are a sentimental thing that I do occasionally.  That fabric is from the very first pieced quilt that I made, way back in the 1970s, and when I can, I try to sneak a bit into every quilt I do, paying homage to that beginning quilter long ago.    The strawberry print in the upper corner is from a garage sale of a woman cleaning out her stash as she was moving to the rest home--another print from long ago that I thought Mary would enjoy.  Sometimes in our rush to use the newest and the greatest fabrics we forget that vintage fabrics can bring stories to our quilts.  Thanks, Mary, for giving me a chance to use them.

6 comments:

  1. Thank you soooo much for the blocks! I love the history behind the blue print. That is what it is all about right? Passing along the history and tradition of this very traditional craft. Thank you for the wonderful vintage find! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. How lovely to include some fabric with a special story attached to it! Lovely blocks!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice job, Elizabeth. You made Mary's blocks special. I didn't send a signature block, as Mary said she didn't need them. But if you change your mind, Mary, please let me know.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I don't what I was thinking, Linda! I love having the signature blocks if it isn't too much trouble. I know how busy everyone is -so if you forgot or just don't have the time, don't worry. I would be happy to add all signature blocks in the quilt, though! Thanks everyone!

    ReplyDelete