Here is the first grouping of the blocks for the quilt I hid away many years ago. The first blocks were...
1-this log cabin
and 2- this patch they called Brightness and Glory
I started this quilt in 2005, I think. It has been so very long I can't even remember. I had done a few quilts, but this one consisted of so many 1.5 and 2" half-square triangles that I had a hard time getting things to line up. The log cabin up there ended up 3/4" too small on two sides. I couldn't figure out how to put these two blocks together. It stressed me out so much that I ended up just putting it away.
(called True Lover's Knot) was also in that group. I haven't tried to put it with the other blocks in it's row so I don't know if there is anything wrong with it. For all these years I keep seeing that bag of quilt and thinking I should get that together. I am finally doing it. I have decided to not let the imperfections keep me from finishing it. I will just add strips where there are gaps and be happy it is done.
Here are the ones I did Tuesday...
this turned into this...
Tree of Life
and thank goodness there was only one...
I made 2 of these.
Each block has history behind the blocks and fabric, why they chose them to go along with the Utah pioneer/religious theme. I will spare you the religion, even though I love it, and send you to another lady that finished hers years ago if you would like to read her description. She authors Cactus Needle Quilts and did a simply wonderful job on her quilt. I didn't see any squares she had to add strips to :0)
She has several other quilts and links to even more wonderful quilting sites if you are into quilting.
I especially loved the Bee In My Bonnet link. Check that out while you are there.
I did a few blocks yesterday, then cut out all the remaining blocks. Hopefully I can get them done soon. I have given up on my goal of having it done by Saturday, but I still have til Aug. 8th to count my goal accomplished.
Today, cake making! I can't wait to show you when it's all done tomorrow!!!