Dad's 9 Patch Square in a Square
Continuing the memory quilt of Mother and Daddy's which tells stories,
I have to include about my Dad piecing quilts in the winter.
My grandmother had 8 children.
This was back in the day when farm families
didn't shuttle their kids off to little league sports during the winter.
During cold snowy days in between farm chores,
Grandma C would sit all the kids down and have them piecing quilt blocks
"to keep them out of trouble" to quote my Dad.
We had a 9 patch quilt that Grandma C put together and hand quilted (the only way they did it then.)
Always loved hearing Dad tell that story.
So, I designed a block to honor that memory.
After a quick internet search, I can't find this block, so I gave this one a name.
Maybe someone knows about this block design?
2½ inch squares from Mother and Daddy's various shirts, pants and house coat.
I'm making four of these blocks for the quilt.
Dad had to hand stitch his block. I had an aunt (his sister) that though it was sacrilege that
I use a machine to stitch blocks.
To make this a 12½ inch block,
the outside strips were cut to 2 inches in order to add on 1½ inches at a time.
To use fabric efficiently some pieces to stitched together to complete the strips.
It's just a quilt telling a story using their clothes.
Which by the way is what they used then or scraps from making clothes to make quilts then.
Two rounds of strips (squares) were added
in courthouse step fashion.
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