Let me just say, you guys are the best! Thanks so much for all your kind emails and comments on my “Confession” post this past Wednesday. I love that quilters have such a supportive spirit and never hesitate to lift others up. I truly appreciate all of you!

Last week I showed you the checker and shoo-fly blocks I was working on and told you I didn’t have enough fabric to make more blocks to make the quilt top bigger. Saying that really bugged me because I was sure I had some jelly roll strips left but absolutely could not find them. After searching everywhere, I gave up and thought that it must have just been wishful thinking.

But guess what? Apparently I didn’t look everywhere, because when I looked again I found them! Not only were there jelly roll strips, there were also several charm squares leftover. I had enough fabric to make another row and column of blocks, so now the finished flimsy is 60-1/2″ x 70-1/2″. Score!

Checkered Past Shoo Fly Quilt Blocks

Getting pictures is still a bit difficult. Even though we have beautiful sunshine today, the ground is so wet it is like walking through a marsh. I was trying to not let the top touch the ground, but it did get a little wet. I am just so excited to see some sunshine, I really don’t care that the top got wet!

Side View Flimsy Quilt Top Checkered Shoo Fly BlockSee that terribly overgrown garden in the background? We have gorgeous tomatoes coming from those plants – yum!

And one more picture just because:

Front View Flimsy Quilt Top

These blocks were fun to make, so I thought I would share them with you. Look for a tutorial on them next week.

I have named the quilt “Checkered Past” because the blocks are old-fashioned, but look beautiful in more contemporary fabrics. I think the name fits very well. 🙂

I have to give the quilting design on this one some thought. Maybe it will be a completed finish next week?

Linking up with Needle & Thread Thursday, Crazy Mom Quilts, and Fabric Frenzy Friday