Nothing like a day at camp to clear the brain. My brain is clear because dear daughter was at camp. What a good day to be inside doing all sorts of art-y things–it has stormed off and on and off and on all day. We saw some resplendent lightning that must have been striking right around hubby’s office. I believe that was something related to the sagging auto industry. Or maybe it was just a round of great new ideas related to saving the auto industry…yeah, that must be it.
I have four quilts lined up to be quilted, but I wasn’t willing to settle in to any of them right off the bat. So I did a little investigative work on a possible new block o’ the month thing of a kind of a deal.
I’ve been poring through this book:
So many wonderful ideas spilling from its pages.
I am poking around with this quilt:
This quilt was made in 1954 by Jesse Dresser Jacobs of Lewiston, Idaho. Since I paid attention to the caption, I discovered that it is a re-make of sorts of this quilt:
Sorry it’s a little dark–I’ll blame the stormy weather.
This quilt was made around 1830-1850 possibly in Wales by “Mrs. Williams” who left it to Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs when she died in thanks for all of the help the couple had given her over the years. Mrs. Jacobs then made her version of the quilt (it’s the first quilt pictured in this post) after collecting fabrics for more than 20 years. The whole story actually brought a tear to my eye. sniffle
I’m thinking this would be very interesting in Kaffe-y prints. I believe the wedge ruler will also come in to play here. Perhaps the center square will be a wedge-y circle, although a center star would be lovely too.
So, a little testing:
I’m thinking I prefer the light background, but black could be nice. Maybe another background option will present itself.
After this bit of playing around, I got to work on some machine quilting and tonight I need to get started on a little applique block.
Right now, however, I need to see what kind of a mess I’ve made of some chocolate chip shortbread. I think I needed to use a bigger pan. Most days I think I have a better handle on the sewing than on the cooking…
I hope this finds you well!