A group that calls itself The Seamsters started collecting blocks for a "Flaming Furniture" quilt back in the 80s. There had been a local furniture store fire that inspired the quilt, I think. Anyway time flies and now, years later, there is a new push to get the quilt finished. I was on the mail list for additional block requests, so I decided to make some furniture burn. I call this block Flaming Fifties. It features a chair by Eames and a mobile by Calder.
But you really need to see the other blocks to get the real feel of the project!
A while back, or lets see... Several years ago... Maybe more than a few years ago, I took a workshop on a "fast and easy" way to make Flying Geese blocks. The method involved cutting squares and rectangles, sewing and flipping... but not the way you would think. At the end, you suddenly had a stack of geese blocks. I cut out a lot of pieces and sewed a few blocks, then went home and forgot the whole thing. Last year I came across the blocks and decided to sew the few geese blocks I had completed to the remaining pre-geese pieces. The leftovers from this quilt
were on top of the pile, so I added them into the mix. These new, larger blocks with a first border were set aside for another year. Finally, this summer I added a final lets-finish-up-this-fish-fabric border and called it done. A quilt mash-up of two old projects... the best name suggested for this quilt so far is "Sleeping with the Fishes".
This is a simple quilt that I made for my younger daughter. It includes fabrics that we also used in some curtains for her big city apartment. She is moving soon, though, so who knows if those curtains will be in use at the next place? Too bad I didn't get it done sooner...although the current apartment is so warm, the last thing she needed was a quilt! Maybe the next place will be more drafty.