My spider web is still on the floor in the way of anyone who tries to walk through that room.
Design floor. It’s how I work!
I have JUST today to get this top together before I leave for San Antonio tomorrow morning.
I had planned on getting it assembled yesterday, but a fun lunch with Rick & Mona turned into a fun afternoon of antique mall hopping with Mona while her hubby Rick had an appointment near by.
I mean, really – why should Mona have to sit for hours in a waiting room helping him fill out paperwork?
We were girls on a mission!
Ohio Stars for an Ohio gal!
Mona was raised in Ohio and as a new quilter is just learning block names, technique names, quilting pattern names – and antique quilts in a mall is the PERFECT way to show her a wide variety of things to feed her eager mind.
Me: “This is an Ohio Star block, very popular, very traditional.”Mona: “Why is it called that?”Me: “I don’t know, it just is!”Mona: “Okay!”
((I love how she doesn’t question me too much! Makes me feel smarter! But WHY is an Ohio Star called an Ohio Star? Anyone know?))
Because these blocks were large it was easy to talk to her about things like block breakdown – “ It’s a 9 patch format, you will see this a lot!”
Most of these blocks are lighter fabrics on darker backgrounds, but there are a couple of mavericks in there!
Checks and solids – kind of hard to date!
Florals and stripes!
I pointed out the frugal piecing in the center square, where the maker had sewn bits together to get a piece that was big enough to fit her template.
Mona: “You mean it’s okay to do that?”
Me: “Of course it is!”
((I haven’t told her about the quilt police yet, I don’t want to scare her off!))
The points did match fairly well on this one, and she remembered that this style of quilting is called “Baptist Fans” so she is learning!
Mona: “Why is that pattern called Baptist Fans?”Me: “I don’t know – it just is!”Mona: “Okay!”
((See how this works? LOL!))
Funny toile type print!
It’s a stylized scene that makes me think of the 1950s.
It may even be early 1960s?
Can any of my quilt appraiser peeps out there shed any insight on this one? The people look very cartoonish, not your typical romantically styled toile at all. The scenes are more modern. At any rate, it was great for a bit of learning on our fun afternoon out!
So where does this leave me with the Spider Web quilt?
UNDONE! I ran out of time to sew it together – I came home by dinner time, and we had Quilt-Cam last night so there it still lays --- on my living room floor:
I need to fill in with half blocks!
I will be making them this way!
Six of these to fill in the holes at the ends of the alternate rows and I can start assembling the rows and then join them.
That’s today’s job.
Tomorrow I fly!