Friday, February 11, 2011
I made the center block a few months ago. I found it amusing to have the blue flannel fabric with monkeys featured in a quilt block whose name is crab claws but looks to me like a wrench.
I made the block more difficult by cutting the wrenches out of fabric whole and not piecing them. This also made me not want to make more of them even though I liked how it turned out. So the block lingered on my wall waiting for inspiration.
I finally decided to use the patience nine-patch block. The sashing strips using the light brown fabric helped pull them all together and add to the size. The quilt is 40 in square, machine pieced and quilted.