Before I forget, if you're looking for me these days I'm over on Instagram as mrssquash more often than here (obviously). I'm actually enjoying the beauty of snapping a photo and instantly posting it. Never did I ever think that the "instant" way of doing things would be for me, but for some reason this just clicks. Don't hesitate to give it a try!
A while back I mentioned that a dear friend shared some vintage fan blocks with me. I immediately fell in love with them and wanted to give them a new life as soon as possible. Most were hand stitched and most were already made into blocks, but some were not. So, I decided to give them a good wash and make new setting blocks for all of them. This was not a task without issue, but I love the result!
Here is the finished top - so far. I still need to figure out a backing and binding. I have no idea when the original fans were made - could have been 40's, 50's or even as recents as the 70's. It seems some of the prints are older than others, but they all play together so well!
As I mentioned above, this project was not without a few "issues". Here you can see that two centers are quite a bit off. I had to do a lot of trimming to get them all approximately the same size, and I knew here and there I would face something like this. Since this was the most obvious miss match, I'm really not worried about the quilt police coming after me.
This section fits much better as does the remainder of the quilt. I'm trying to decide whether to bind it using a new print or solid. Any suggestions are most welcome!
Autumn never disappoints in our neck of the woods. This year our fairly new maples in the backyard are not playing well together. The one on the right is taking it's sweet time changing colors. We don't mind as we just get more color later than usual!
The grape arbor is always so pretty just before the leaves begin to fall.
Yesterday Mr. Squash had his annual Polish Leaf Picking Festival. If you click on the photo you can see the leaves in the street ready to be picked up by the city. He'll start all over again when the dogwoods are finished shedding their gorgeous red leaves.
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