Doris Delight/#AtoZ

The April A to Z Blog Challenge is an annual blogging event in which participants blog every day (except Sundays) one post for each letter of the alphabet for the entire month. My theme for the year will be “Quilts and Ozark Slang.” So gitchur coffee or sodapop, grab a pilluh, and sit a spell.

The Letter today is D

So, it appears we have another star-ish block for letter D. It’s titled Doris’ Delight as the picture tells. A pretty simple block to sew together, and you’ll notice how the triangles are not pointed before sewing. This is very helpful in getting that perfect point in the finished look. It would be a good beginner to intermediate block if you’ve wanted to try a star block that’s just a little different.

I do wish the book had a story behind each block name. If it were up to me, I’d be inclined to tell of my Great Aunt Doris from Virginia. We became penpals after a visit early in my marriage. She was my husband’s aunt and we were instant friends. She was a true lady in my opinion. A very tiny, but mighty Christian woman who was always quick with a Bible verse to lean on. And talk about a teddy bear collector! Sadly she passed on quite a few years ago and I would like to think they’ve named a star after her.

And thanks to my husband who blessed me with Aunt Doris, I was also blessed with a new word from his Ozark roots. Discombobulated. He used this word with a little glint in his eye the first time I heard it. It took me aback I’ll admit. I’m pretty sure he intended to use it to impress me. (Along with his impressions……but now I’m getting distracted.) Now I’ve heard some unusual words, but I chose this one just because of him. It’s meaning: “Totally messed up beyond repair or recognition.” I can only imagine the looks of his new Marine Corp acquaintances in Cali when he blurted this one out.

There are many more wonderful blogs this year that I hope you can spend a couple minutes reading. All you have to do is click here and select something that interests you. To read about the A to Z Challenge and what we are all about, click here.



  1. I would LOVE to learn to quilt. Unfortunately, I can’t sew a button on a shirt 😦 But I do love looking at the different patterns and variety of fabric colors. I look forward to following your challenge this year (and perhaps be inspired to make a quilt square)

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  2. That’s such a beautiful pattern! I’m enjoying seeing the ones you’ve picked for this year. I grew up hearing the word discombobulated also from my dad. He grew up in Illinois – so in the general region that your husband was from. Rarely do you hear that word nowadays.


  3. Love this quilt pattern. Discombobulated is also a word I’m familiar with. Maybe we do have some Ozark in us, although I’m pretty sure all my relatives came from Italy. Maybe I’m just old and have heard these things before?


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