Block Thirteen: Everybody’s Favorite

Still motoring along with Barbara Brackman on her 49 week quilt block project.

Some weeks the quilt patterns give a really smooth ride – interesting and challenging.  Other weeks I’ve felt like a participant in a demolition derby.  Y-seams and hand applique´… (sigh)

English: Competition at the West End Fair Demo...

Competition at the West End Fair Demolition Derby, Gilbert, Pennsylvania. Photograph by Bill Lowenburg.

Knowing that the upcoming block was the 13th in the series, I anticipated some kind of new and inventive vexation – not that I’m superstitious in the least.

After filling up with high-test caffeine on Saturday morning, I strapped on a virtual crash helmet, cranked up the computer, idled over to Barbara’s blog, and… butter my buns and call me a biscuit!  To my delight, Saturday’s block was more along the lines of driving a tricked out 1970 black over yellow El Camino SS454 with a 4-speed box – fast and fun.

Barbara Brackman Grandmother's Choice Block 13

5 thoughts on “Block Thirteen: Everybody’s Favorite

  1. akagracie

    I LOVE the way you express yourself.
    This block is gorgeous: vibrant, fun, exciting. Yep, it’s tricked-out El Camino, all right (and that’s a good thing)


    1. jotokla Post author

      Well, you know sometimes I get in a mood. What can I say? Glad you got a little entertainment out of it – I know I did. Maybe my next post will be in a more serious vein… nah.


    1. jotokla Post author

      Every Saturday morning since 1 Sept. is a bit like Christmas – equal parts anticipation, excitement & dread.

      I can do Y-seams, but I always feel a little trepidation opening up the block after sewing – did I get the marks & pinning points correct, or will I need to do it over? As for the applique, all I can say is, my work never turns out as perfectly as I would like, so I tend to steer clear of the method when I can.

      Barbara’s project is the first BOW that I’ve participated in, but I’m having so much fun with it that I’ve joined Bonnie Hunter’s as well – & thanks for mentioning that project in your blog, Katell, I would missed it otherwise.


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