Friday, August 13, 2010
A top gets finished .. but what is it?
Lest you become unduly impressed, this was an exceedingly easy top to do. The construction just wasn't a problem. :-)
AND ... all of my kids are adults. I don't need to drive them to appointments, games, social events, shopping. I don't need to attend parent/teacher conferences. In short, I have a LOT of time *for myself* and I use that time for sewing. :-)
Poor Mr. Pirate ... it's a very good thing that both he and I have a high degree of tolerance for household clutter. He's a wonderful man and I'm exceedingly lucky to be married to him. :-)
Now ... I do want to ask all of you quilters Out There ... do any of you *recognize* this layout? It's not my original design. I don't have any information where I first saw it. My notes say that it's an "underground railroad" quilt, but that information came from a fictional book ... so I have my sincere doubts. Without any other information, I might be forced to call this an "on-point 4 patch column quilt" .... which is so very, very boring.
I know there's something weird going on with the leftmost column; that will need to be addressed before it gets quilted.
As for the REST of the hand-pieced 4 patches ... I swear they've been taking notes from my scrap basket in terms of proliferation, since the 4 patch pile doesn't seem to have been substantially diminished from when I started.