Sunday, February 4, 2018

Dear Jane - Lakota Sioux (C13)

Last Thursday my quilty sister Cheryl came for a visit and we spent a wonderful afternoon together chatting and going through my fabric stash. We were petting the fabric and picking and choosing fabric options for different quilts. It was a lot of fun but totally unexpected.

Normally, when she comes she brings her quilt tops so that they get quilted and then she takes them home to bind them. Over the past while it has transitioned from her helping me to quilt them to her doing most of the work herself and I busy myself with other things.

Well she put a wrench in our visit this time and at the last minute decided not to bring her quilt tops so that it would be a purely social visit. Well, I had made other plans and one of them was to work on this Dear Jane block while she quilted.

So later in the visit as we were sitting at the kitchen table having tea and chatting I pulled out my little prepared block to work on. She had never seen me do any hand stitching previously and even though she likes my little blocks she has absolutely no desire to make them - way too small for her. Cheryl was interested in the process and had some questions but by the time the block was stitched together she was just about ready to fall asleep. We were chatting the whole time but watching someone hand sew can be like watching paint dry!

Anyway, my little block is finished even though I cheated with the design a little bit. I used tiny squares in the inner corners of the block instead of half square triangles. I think it turned out pretty cute!

This evening I think I will spend a couple hours curled up under my Seven Sisters quilt while putting some quilting stitches into it. The poor thing really is quite neglected. :(

I am linking up with other slow stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.

12 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Next visit, maybe your sister will bring some hand stitching too! Your little block is very cute!

Chantal said...

I don't blame you for skipping the little HST in the corner. Gosh! Those are the smallest HST ever seen. And I know about small since I'm doing the 365 Challenge. Great work on this block, Ellen. Fun to have a sister who visits. Enjoy the Seven Sisters quilting session. ;^)

SandraC said...

I like the little fussy-cutting you did to the block :)

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What a beauty of a little block! Good luck with your Dear Jane journey.

Sarah said...

Another weeny block, don't think I would do HST either!. It sounds wonderful looking at your stash with your sister, chatting and drinking tea!

scraphappy said...

It isn't cheating, just an individual design decision. Beautiful block. Congratulations on making progress on your quilt.

Ivani said...

You are right, it turned out pretty cute.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your little block turned out great! I am with your sister too small for me to enjoy! But what a fabulous quilt yours will be

Kate said...

A very pretty little block. I'd skip the HSTs too. Glad you had a great visit with your sister.

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Very pretty block, I am more for applique work.
Have a great day!

CathieJ said...

What a cute little block. It is nice to have someone help with fabric choices.

belarmina said...

Ellen siempre suenan divertidas las visitas de tu hermana.
Tu bloque esta bonito
Buena semana