Spent some time in the basement today putting things away and straightening up in general. Ran across this little strip that I had done for a strippy round robin our guild had lots and lots of years ago. I never finished mine--there are several in that category here at my house. I found the pattern in an old Sampler Quilts magazine and still have a page showing a wall hanging made out of these blocks. This was back when I did nothing but machine satin stitch and I was pretty good at it. I am always amazed at the fabrics in the older pieces.
These blocks are really old! They were made probably in the mid 80's. Look at all that small print fabric. You seldom see any like that anymore. It would make wonderful background for applique in the lighter colors. Actually, I have quite a few of these but will never do anything with them. Like most quilters, I have orphan blocks or rejected ones some of which might make neat mug rugs if I ever got in the mug rug mode.
Here's a quote for the day:
"What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't