Sunday, April 27, 2008

Thank you for helping me, Rhonda!


My husband walked in the door the other day, carrying with him the mail. In that mail, was a box from my friend, Rhonda. Inside that box, was the most wonderful gift a girl like me could get. FABRIC SCRAPS! and there were some vintage pieces to make a double wedding ring quilt. I sat in my room and sorted all of the scraps into colors then put them away into the designated bins for each color. Then for dessert, I opened the bag full of vintage pieces to decide what I was going to do with them. After carefully looking at each grouping with motherly adoration, I paged through books and magazines. I surfed a little on the net to find something wonderful, then I opened my Encyclopedia of pieced blocks by Barbara Brackman (the goddess of quilts), and found the most awesome quilt block that I could make. This one is it. It is my personality. It is called Letha's Electric Fan, and was published by the Kansas City Star in 1938. As soon as I get one of my projects done, (my rule is that I only work on 4 at a time) I will begin on this one. I am pretty excited to do it. I found a picture of it flying around on the Internet that I am putting here just to give you all an idea of what it looks like. I hope the owner of the picture does not mind that I am borrowing it...what do you all think? Is it me?

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Yes, It is you!!! I like it! Can't wait to see the real thing.

Rhonda said...

Hey Monica. I'm so happy you could use those old blocks or whatever they were. I'd been holding on to them for "years" with absolutely nothing in mind. It's fate that put you and I in touch with one another. Take care and I look forward to seeing the finished project!

Stacie said...

This is a pretty quilt. I wish I knew how to do things like this and yes it's you.