Sep 7, 2010

Can you spot it...

Oh, what fun I had exchanging blocks with my mom and sister in law this past weekend.
It was so neat to see the fabric that each of us chose and to marvel at how well it all kind of meshed together.
My sis in law and I each did twelve blocks to share and my mom, ever the over achiever, did eighteen.


When I got home I had to touch them all again and recount what we each shared...
twelve of mine...
twelve of Elsa's...
and 19 from my mom?


Hmmm...how'd that happen?  After a quick call to my mom, she agreed I must have picked up an extra from her but no big deal as she had some extras to give.

I was so excited that as soon as I had a free moment (okay, a free four hours) I spread them all out on the dining room table and started arranging...

and arranging...

and arranging...



Once I was certain I liked the outcome, I started adding the sashing until all the rows were complete...
I stood back to admire my handiwork and that's when I noticed it...
Can you spot it?

Yup, I have two of one kind in there...Turns out my mom didn't give me an extra...that's one of mine.  I must have given myself two by mistake.  It only took a little rearranging and one block unsewn to correct it.

Now I have all my rows ready to be sewn together, but that's for tomorrow night!

Happy sewing,
Patty

6 comments:

NanaDiana said...

LOL-Yep I see it! I am going to have to dig out my Mom's quilts and post a photo of them...I know there are several of the same fabrics that you have there. They were from the 40's, 50's and maybe some early 60's. I think several of them were from feed bags that chicken mash came in. I will be anxious to see your quilt all done! Diana

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Patty, I love your quilt!! I have always liked reproduction fabrics and you have some really pretty ones. It took me a bit, but I found the two that were alike. Glad it was an easy fix. You will cherish that quilt, since your Mom and sister-in-law helped with the squares. What a fun way to make a quilt! I think that is such a neat idea. Are you planning to quilt it yourself or have it quilted? I can't wait to see it finished. Love & blessings from NC!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

It is amazing to see how things from "different" places go so well together, that must be because of LOVE!

Merana Leigh said...

I'm with Kirsty! Great post. Thanks so much for sharing something so wonderful!!!!

Tina Eudora said...

What a wonderful quilt and made so much more special by the ladies who worked on it!
Tina xo

GardenofDaisies said...

Yes, the little blue and red flowers. Glad you were able to fix it before you had the entire thing sewn together. What a fun little snowball quilt!! I LOVE scrap quilts with all the different fabrics!