I pieced the blocks below hoping they would look like a scrap quilt that a grandma would have made.....and to compliment the poem beside it.
My "embroidery stunt double" Kassidy stitched these two blocks for me while I appliqued. I'm so glad to have her help....teaching her to applique is in the very near future!
Below are the family sir & maiden names on both mine and Mr. Honey's side back about 3 generations....our childrens ancestors. Of course everyone doing the quilt will stitch thier own family names.
I wanted this block to look like an old quilt that had been pieced out of leftover clothing.....maybe from Aunt Hazel's red dress and Uncle Earl's graysuit.....
Or some yellow gingham leftover from a "chicken-scratch" apron.....
Here's a new shot of the quilt so far.....we will complete it in February and then the pattern will also be available for anyone who did not join the club.
I like the way it's turning out onto fabric looking just like it did in my head!
For some reason, I failed to get a close up of the "Come give us a Hug & Kiss" block on the top photo......my brothers & sisters and I would always get "the speech" on the way to the reunion about being polite and letting our great aunts & uncles which we maybe hadn't seen for a while give us a hug & kiss.
This was especially hard for my little brothers who walked around with thier hands covering thier cheeks for the first little while of every reunion! (that's why we got he speech)
More on this quilt next month.....