I'm feeling quite satisfied as the last of the 5" blocks are completed. Only one more 10" block to arrive (and it has a story all its own) before I start to assemble the beast. Enjoy the final fives as we head into the home stretch.
Cyndi Black, Litchfield,
Maine (Busy Thimble) Cyndi and I have been friends since we started the Maine
state quilt research project (Maine Quilt Heritage) back in 1986. Her shop (Busy
Thimble) is my “happy place”. I can honestly say that she has never made a
quilt I didn’t love. Her work is amazing and I cherish her friendship. Cyndi
sent me 6 to choose from and they are all outstanding. I went with this Dear
Jane orphan as it reminded me of a whirling virus. Thanks Cyndi!
oops, I realized I forgot to put the label on before taking the photo. I used this cheater as the Log Cabin is one of Cyndi's favorite blocks.
Donette Beimborn, Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Donette’s block had one more outside border that I had to sacrifice to make it fit into the “baby” category. It was the last of the logical choices for cutting it down. I think it looks just fine in its diminutive size. Thanks Donette!
Kathryn Conway, Bath, Maine.
3/9/24 - 1/31-20. I included this block from my friend Kathryn who passed away
this winter, just one month shy of her 96th birthday. For 25 years
we quilted, dined and fabric shopped together on a regular basis. I miss her
very much and although I am thankful she did not have to endure all this
madness, I know in my heart she would have taken it in stride like every other
challenge she faced in life. She was a prolific quilter and donated so many of
her quilts to those in need. Thank you dear friend!
Laurie LaBar, Dresden, Maine.
Although Laurie’s mother was a wonderful and prolific quilter, Laurie is
relatively new at it which is why I was so happy that she could provide me with
this little gem. She is Chief Curator of History and Decorative Arts at the Maine State Museum and we have worked on a few fun projects together. She is
currently making a fabulous pictorial quilt as a tribute to her Mom that I hope
to be able to share with you when it is finished. Thanks Laurie!
Linda Liggins, Laurel Hill,
Florida. I love this blue fabric so I really wanted to just add something to
the outside to make it larger, but in the end, it was the perfect block to cut
down to the 5” size. Thanks Linda for making my job easier!
Gladi Porsche, Lee, New
Hampshire. (GladiQuilts) I consider Gladi to be one of the most talented
quilters I know. Her sense of color, pattern and design are truly amazing. Her
quilts have been in many publications over the years, but the photos never do
them justice. If you ever get the chance to see one of her quilts in person you
will know what I mean. Gladi sent me 4 of these little appliqued blocks and it
was tough to choose just one. The other 3 will go into my next “pot luck”
quilt. Thanks Gladi!
Stay tuned for the final bite!