Sunday, March 11, 2007

Vintage Blocks



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This morning I had a good lie-in, still recovering from all the excitement of yesterday. I then spent a pleasant hour blog surfing and ran across Patti at Quilting is My Passion. She has posted pictures of blocks she made in the 90's. Something struck a chord with me and I suddenly realized that they were the same as some hand sewn blocks I bought several years ago at an antique store in Illinois.

I often wonder how it is that they didn't find their way into a quilt. Were they too wonky? (The Y-seam in the lower left hand corner isn't flat and they are not really square.) Were they leftovers from a finished quilt? Were they the start of a quilt that never got finished?

Every so often I take them out just to look at. I've never been able to decide what to do with them. I guess I just like having them and trying to guess the story behind them.

They are, by the way, very similar to Brackman #3936 except that the center square is the same size as the surrounding squares. Patti said she thought the name was Grandmother's Choice.

6 comments:

Libby said...

They look fun to have just as they are.

meggie said...

Those old blocks may be a bit 'wonky', but they do have a charm all their own!

gwen said...

That was a very nice found you made there. Let them rest and I am sure you will come up with an idea at a time you are not expecting one!

Shelina said...

That is a pretty block, and I would think that putting them together would reduce some of the wonkiness. The rest would be charm. Of course if I made that block, I would try to make it easier - without the y seam, either by piecing those diamond tips separately as flying geese, or maybe appliquing them on.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I would just like owning them as well. I love finding quilting treasure at op shops. Cheers, Tracey

Faith said...

Im sure you will find something yummy to include these wonderful blocks in. what ashame they did not get used. I think its nice that now and again you bring out the blocks to look at, so inspirational.

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