- the swap that inspired this quilt doesn't close until Hallowe'en & then the blocks are due the last SAT in November 2013. You can get the details here or even better in the Facebook Quilt Block Swap group.
- I made way more blocks than I need for the swap. Enough for this quilt...& another top I have already started working on. In my defense...I have no defense, I just like this block. Or rather the guidelines that go into it as there is no exact "block".
- I don't think it hangs straight. I thought I had squared it up...mostly, but after I washed it, it got MORE crooked. I didn't know that could happen.
Oh, here is something new! The Quiltfest JAX form was a bit of a challenge. I could not decide "pieced quilt" or "art quilt". I polled several quilters & with one exception they all said pieced quilt. Then I took a look in the past pieced quilt winners & decided art quilt was the way to go. What can I say, those pieced quilts were so even & harmonious & regular. I am fully aware the Bird Trap Quilt cannot compete; I truly have no expectations of accolades of any kind. The competition is just as fierce over in Art Quilts. I just thought this would be too disruptive in Pieced Quilts. Also & I know this is no big deal, there is just the teeny-tiniest bit of embroidery.
an african-american quilt top that could have been made during the Civil War was but was actually made in the late 20th century.
& the word du jour is ERSATZ.