I meet once a month with my cabin friends, Burnice and Tash. We meet in Burnice’s craft cabin in her garden, and have lately concentrated on quilting, although we do the odd papercrafting too, drink the odd mug of tea, and eat cake! We decided to make each other blocks for a friendship quilt as a Christmas present.
We gave each other 1 fat quarter, which had to be incorporated in the block.
Burnice’s block. I gave her the house fabric in the border. isn’t this lovely? I love the yo-yo flowers and there are little charms dangling from the ribbon, a sewing machine, a cup and a clock.
Tash’s block. I gave her the green house fabric. These 4 blocks come from the book ‘Hobo Quilts’. The book tells of the secret language of hobos ‘riding the rails’ from the 1880s to 1940s America. These blocks represent (clockwise) good water – because I live near the sea, work available –because of the spades, and I like gardening, housewife feeds for chores – because I am a housewife, and well guarded house – because of my dog(more likely he will lick an intruder to death). tash really put a lot of thought into this!
My block, using up some of my gorgeous batiks! This is a pinwheel block.
We all made the same for our 4th block, this wonky house represents the cabin, and the ribbon says, ‘laugh often, sit long, talk much’, which is just what we do!
And here’s what they look like all stitched together. I would like to do more borders and make it a bit bigger. What do you think?
You can see Tash’s quilt here