Every month, we would make a quilt block for each other and send it out. At the time, I was living in Walled Lake and she was in Boston Location, so it was a fun way to keep in touch. One rule we had was that the blocks all had to be pieced by hand.
For each month, we separately picked out a pattern that we felt represented that month. These are the blocks that Barb sent to me. I added the sashings and borders and assembled the quilt. Let's see if I can remember the block names and what they represented -- beginning at upper left and going to lower right.
January: Robbing Peter to Pay Paul (something many of us do in January)!
February:Amethyst (birthstone for February)
April: Double Wedding Ring
May is the logo for a quilt show we attended together at the mall in Troy -- good memories
June: Lover's Knot (Ma and Dad's anniversary)
July: Liberty Star
August: Lazy Days
September: Indian Summer
October: Devil's Claws (Halloween)
November: Turkey Tracks
December: Snowball Wreath
This next quilt is composed of the blocks I stitched and sent to Barb -- She did a beautiful job of putting them all together -- love her quilting stitches!
The blocks in this quilt are:
January - Snow Crystals
February - Arrowheads (I guess that must have made me think of cupid's arrows for Valentines)
March - Wedding Ring (for Barb & Bill's anniversary)
April - Lilies (for Easter)
May - American Tulip (memories of the Tulip Festival in Holland)
June - Memory (can't remember why;)
July - Strawberry Basket
August - County Fair
September - Best of All (for my favorite sis's birthday)
October - Love Ring (for Sweetest Day)
November - Storm at Sea (for Edmund Fitzgerald)
December - Bethlehem Star
It was always a treat to open up the mail and see what block had been made each month. We were both surprised that we never both came up with the same idea for a monthly block.