Finally done – my pin wheel top made from my traveling HST blocks which came along on our trip to UK in 2009 when I stitched up a bunch and took them along with my Pigma pen. Memory blocks they certainly are, as I got them signed at all the accommodation we stayed, trips we took, and places of interest we visited. These blocks will be used as a quilt backing.
It wasn’t just all about England on this trip, we were lucky to have a stop over in New York. Wow, what a city that is! So we took the opportunity to do a coach trip up to Niagara Falls. Just briefly, a few quick memories of our short time in USA and Canada were the magnificent falls, of course, and seeing the Lincoln Memorial, Liberty Bell, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, and Times Square to name just a few.
I can easily make the backing bigger to fit the quilt top it finally goes behind – with yardage or some of the many HSTs I still have.
Full disclosure time now. Originally these blocks were to be made up as an Exploding Star design, and I had the pattern as wall hanging size. I know, I thought, I’ll just make the block size bigger, thinking I knew better. Much too big, as it turned out, I have millions of the blocks, dark/dark, white/coloured, lemon/white, enough for several bed size quilt tops it seems. I assembled some of the blocks into this top.
So………this top is looking for a new home. It’s a reasonable size, approx. 73 in square. If anyone would like to take it off my hands, I’ll be happy to post it out to you. For your own use, or maybe as a community/charity quilt, the choice is yours. Mind use, my piecing isn’t always perfect, so there are sure to be some points not quite lined up. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me why you sometimes think you know better and end up having a boo-boo, like me.