Saturday, 11 October 2014

Gone to the Dog!

Hello Peeps,

This quilt was a disaster. For starters the patterns for each block were terrible and very unclear. The Mother and Miss H also decided to use scraps from all sorts of different kinds of fabrics - which presented its own problems. A few blocks in Miss H gave up on making her one out of scraps and instead made it out of all solids (that is next Show's quilt). The Mother perserved and finished her quilt (though she did make it a lot smaller).

Each square has a different meaning. They were drawn by the hobos during the Great Depression as a way of passing informationon to each other.

Doesn't it look really cool?

My favourite block is this cute birdie.

 Here is a close up of some other coolio blocks.

 The Mother backed it with an old blanket.

It is now used for the Enemy to sit on in the car (usually on Miss H's lap).

Are we going for a ride now?

Love From
Baa. xxx


  1. Were the symbols used by the hobos used for giving information regarding riding trains? I have had some patterns like that and usually you give up cause they are frustrating, but it turned out cute.

  2. A story quilt?! Oh, I love it!!
    If you ever feel the need to part with it, Mother, there is a home waiting across the ditch and about 3,000 kilms north. ;-)

  3. How interesting that the blocks are the symbols used by hobos. I've never seen that pattern around. What a shame it was unclear. The enemy does look cute sitting on it.