Tuesday, February 8, 2011

ABC Wednesday--D

The quilt block I have chosen to represent the letter D in this round of ABC Wednesday is the Dogtooth     Violet.          The irregular shapes and many bias edges of the pieces make it a challenge to match all the points and get everything to square up, so my sample is a bit off. I think the tans  should be a bit more intense color and the outer pink lighter for a better impact.

If you were following my blocks back at the letter B, you may remember that I did not get the block sample made. the block was Block Island Puzzle, and I couldn't figure out what or where Block Island was. A commenter from the team--Cheryl--told me it was off the coast  of Rhode Island, and that sparked the memory of why it sounded so familiar. In 1635, my ancestor (not sure if a great great great great great great great grandfather or uncle) John Oldham was murdered on his boat off Block Island. He had had a rather checkered history, as he had been kicked out of Plymouth Colony on two occasions--one of them having to do with pulling a knife on Miles Standish. So, I guess you could say that Block Island Puzzle is a family block. So I had to make one:



7 comments:

Tumblewords: said...

Beautiful squares and amazing narrative - what a fascinating story.

chubskulit said...

Lovely!

Want to find out my D, come and see!

Roger Owen Green said...

So you have troublemaker in your background; wouldn't have guessed it.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Paulie said...

You do a beautiful job! I could not do half as well matching things up. Only a great quilter like YOU would notice that the squares -- I say that lightly-- would be better if the color/shade was different.

Joy said...

You have a lot of patience and a good eye. Your ancestor apparently did not have either:-)

Jingle said...

the crafts are elegant.
beautiful take on D.

Martha Z said...

Bias, that's why I like woodworking, the wood doesn't streatch out of shape the way fabric does.