Mother Daughter Project
My mother won block lotto in January and we’ve had a wonderful time together piecing the quilt with the winnings. I hope no one is offended….but since the inspiration for the quilt was tomatoes and limes and the pattern was Tall Fly, we’ve started calling the quilt ‘Tomato Flies’.
Several of the blocks were smaller than they were supposed to be but with the stripes we were able to fool the eye into believing all the columns are straight. Three of the blocks were (6.5 x 8 7/8) so instead of fighting and stretching them into the front we put them on the back with Tomato fabric that we found (because of the theme) and then made 4 new blocks with contrasting fabric. We are very pleased with the results.
This was a lesson for us. Even though we are already very conscientious about sending our blocks (6.5 x 9.5) to the winners, we are even more picky now about what we submit and what we don’t.