I thought with it being the Christmas season, I wouldn’t be able to do as much quilting in the evening. Fortunately, quilting is how I relax, so I’ve been able to get quite a bit accomplished so far this week and loved every minute of it!
I spent some time over the last week making a chart of all the blocks in the quilt and listing the maker’s names and names of the blocks. Kathy Timmons, the wonderful quilter who designed the layout and sewed the top together, also sent me some information that helped. But I still have many blocks to look up, and quite a few blocks have never been named.
The quilt is a combination of blocks that were custom designed to reflect President Obama’s presidency, and quilt blocks that were taken from the Jane Stickle quilt in Vermont. One of these days I will post photos of the random blocks that seem to have no name or ownership in hopes that I can complete the chart, but for now I will keep plugging away at this.
The block below is a Hawaiian applique by quilter Elizabeth Brandt of Michigan. I LOVE this little block, and it was fun to quilt around.
The pretty dove is by Judy Lindsay of Washington…
and below is Independence Square by Susan Mina of Arizona.
Clicking on each photo should enlarge the image.
Aren’t these blocks great?