Thursday, September 24, 2009

a puzzle.

Here is a quilted puzzle.
I was given all these pieces.....
....half done.

some big pieces of fabric came in the bag.

Some strips came in the package.
all different sizes!


some more strips.
Why am I dealing with this?
.....without a pattern?
because my "quilt mom" Gerda left these in her
stash when she passed away.
I wanted to finish something she started.
By the way...
She made a LOT of quilts.
She also gave a LOT of quilts away.
I was able to make some headway with it.



Then I found out one of her children had not recieved one of her quilts.
This son and daughter-in-law will be celebrating
25 YEARS of marriage next month!
What an opportunity!
(to give a quilt, of course)
I think this quilt will have a happy home. :)



I will be very interested to see what this pattern actually looks like.
(if I ever run into it at a quilt shop or in a book)
remember...I just tried to fit it together as best I could.






And look at that wonderful mistake (with pinwheels)
in the top right. :)
I had all the borders on when I noticed....!
You know me...
I sure don't like to rip things out....
Let's not tell the new owners about that..
O.K.?


5 comments:

  1. Oh I'm glad you're doing something with that! And I'm so glad to know where it's going :-)

    I remember looking all over for the pattern to that and I couldn't find it. I wonder now if it might have been in a book. A number of the things I brought back to Ohio with me are projects started out from books.

    And sadly, none of Gerda's boys got a quilt made by her. Rachel might have one, I'm not sure. What I have is a project G&R started together and R worked on herself for awhile and then gave to me to finish :-)

    Jake never got one either, but I have a top she finished that's going to him as soon as I can get it sandwiched & quilted. Dark brown & green. Very cool quilt.

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  2. What a wonderful gift for you to recieve, finish and then give back.
    I'm impressed by the result of your puzzle; nobody would ever know it was supposed to turn out differently if you did not tell them.

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  3. What a kind, caring thing for you to do! And your pinwheel mistake? It's not a mistake; it's a unique tweak.

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  4. Beautiful work, putting together these blocks for your friend's children. It looks so pretty.

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