Block Seven with Terry Griffin
The end result of the cotton picking would be Grandma and all my “aunties” (all the women in town) gathering at the church and setting up as many quilt frames as they could and quilting, by hand, a season of quilts. Us kids would play under the quilts until Grandma got tired of us poking the fabric with our fingers and feet. Then we would be sent outside to play. Good times!
Here’s Terry’s block called Twinkle of Hope.
There are two things to keep in mind with this block. First, read the directions. I know that’s a give, but sometimes, well, you know! Just because there is a pinwheel in the center of this block, doesn’t mean you actually make a pinwheel. The pinwheel is a secondary design. Don’t start making half square triangles — like I did. It even says all this in the instructions!
Second, make sure you find in your printer settings where it says something about scaling. A lot of printers are set to “scale to fit.” You do NOT want the pattern scaled.
If you do those two things, you will be surprised how nicely the block will come together. Really!
The drawing will be from the flickr group. The drawing tonight (first thing in the morning really) is for any blocks posted since my last block was posted. The drawing is technically for block 6, but any blocks posted will be in the drawing. There will be some of you who are quick and will get your blocks posted.
This block is “due” in two weeks. I say due, but it really doesn’t matter. Post your block when you get it done, and it will be entered into the next drawing. If you make one block, post one picture. If you make two blocks, post two pictures.
Terry will be giving away a Fat Quarter Bundle (16 Fat Quarters) by Emily Herrick with crazyoldladiesquilts.blogspot.com. Emily designs for Michael Miller. The Hall of Fame collection was released at Houston Market 2011, but will not be in shops until January 2012.