The blocks in this quilt are made from leftovers from part 3 of the Grand Illusion Mystery Quilt by Bonnie Hunter.
I kind of got stuck on this part. The piecing was easy, but I was making each part on a different people-powered machine, and for this one I chose my oldest treadle, a Singer model 12.
So what to do with the leftovers? I had 60 sets made. So I turned them into 30 blocks, like this:
According to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, this is a variation of block 1102a, which is called Mosaic #20.
By the way, this particular block is a leftover of the leftovers. The flag square has a tuck in it--oops! This may be destined to become a pot holder.
I made 20 more blocks, for a total of 50.
I love this setting fabric! It comes from my favorite quilt shop in the world, J. J. Stitches in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, and was designed by the shop owner, Julie Hendricksen.
Now I have to figure out the border, and then get going on the quilting. The quilt is a small twin size, so it should be too hard to quilt on my home machine.
One of the reasons I simply had to have my model 12 treadle was the folding top. Want to see?
Sad to say, I don't use Lorena to sew very often. I can't buy new needles for her, although I have a small supply of new old stock. It's amazing how well she sews after nearly 140 years.
Good news for me--leftover lasagna and French bread for lunch!
What's under your needle this week?