I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Little Porch Time-September

Hi! Here are September's blocks for Lori's [Humble Quilts] quiltalong:

Hands and Shoo Fly

Chubby Basket and Star, fixed now!

background for big applique panel

I love the hands! Heart-in Hand is a one of my favorite folkart motifs---and this is perfect, my hand and one for each of my kids!

Here is the original quilt by Lynda of Primitive Pieces, photo from book reprinted with her permission.

I didn't finish the tiny hands yet.

If you look closely at Lynda's quilt, below, you'll see the fingers extend into a spacer band at the top.

I don't want to sew my blocks together until I decide what/ how the two strips at the far right should look. I have a habit of my blocks not fitting together, so assembly and final stitching will have to wait.
Looking forward to October, can't wait to see what Lori has us do next!



gone to the beach......


Thank you, Lori and Lynda!


  1. Now you're making me want to quilt again. Great work. Thanks for sharing.


  2. What a fun idea for a quilt!

    You have the best ideas and follow your passions!


  3. I enjoyed seeing your version of the blocks. I left off the small pair of hands and did a dog instead. Hope you are having fun at the beach.

  4. Cute!! I'm loving the changes you are making!!

  5. very nice blocks,have a nice week,susi

  6. Love the hand!
    The Lord Of The Rings will be a totally different story if Saruman uses your hand as his symbol.


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