Monday, July 9, 2012

Paper Pinwheels And An Old 9-Patch Quilt

So today I thought I would have an easy time of it and I would have this block done in no time.  There are few pieces and most of them are just squares.  I ended up tearing it all apart and redoing it.  I don't know why because there have been plenty of blocks that were much more difficult than this one and I haven't had anywhere near the trouble I had today.

This is an 8-inch block and is number 191 of 366.  See what I mean about how it should have been easy?    Odd how that works sometimes.

Here is the 9-patch that was the inspiration for me to make a new one. This quilt was made by either my husband's grandmother or great-grandmother, we aren't quite sure.  And not knowing for sure who made it makes it all the more important to put a label on your quilts.  I have been very guilty of not doing that lately and I really need to get back to it.

Some of the fabrics used are feed sacks which I am really excited about.  I also find it interesting that the blocks go over the edge on the left side and are actually part of the binding (you can see a larger picture by clicking on the photo).  :)  Every quilt has a story, even if the quilt is the only one speaking to us.  I'm linking with Manic Monday and Design Wall Monday.  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen


Kristy QP said...

Some days blocks go together beautifully, some days, not so much! You can't tell that this one gave you grief though! It looks great!

Sheila said...

I feel your pain!! I am new to quilting so am not very good with triangles. I am attempting to make a Christmas quilt and one of the blocks is a friendship block...I tore part of that thing apart a zillion times!!

Wendy said...

Another lovely block, you'd never know it was difficult! Your old 9-patch block is beautiful, I can see why it has inspired you to make another one.