Indian Squares/#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 I.

When I embarked on this challenge, the plan was to stick to 2 fabrics per block. Then along came the letter I. All the choices from the book I’m pulling patterns from were doable with just 2 fabrics up until this point. So I had to make a decision.

  1. Whether to choose a letter I block from another book or other source, or
  2. To go with the letter I block from the book that used 3 fabrics.

As you see below, I resolved to add a 3rd fabric. I only needed to add these 4 squares to the entire block. At this point I also noted there were a few other blocks in the alphabet that were going to need an extra color included. So the navy print joins the fold (pun for fun).

The 3 fabrics. 

This block was looking wonderful except for one problem……’s a 15 inch block.  All the other blocks in the book are 12 X 12.

Not sure how I’m going to arrange this quilt as of this writing. Or if I’ll even include it it the finished quilt. Maybe it should be a ‘tag along’ as in this pic my cousin, Michelle, shared with me …..

Quilt w missing square almost.

Whatever happens, I think I may make a note in the book for a future quilter. Warning them of hazards of believing everything you read.

So with that, I’ll give you the finished block


And a little Ozark slang, “In a coon’s age.” Did you know Daniel Boone was buried in Missouri at one time?  (until some relatives moved his remains to Kentucky.) He wore those coon skin hats they claim. But the saying above implies that racoons live a long time. Wrong. Its a very mistaken idea. So you’d be well advised to use it cautiously.

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.



    • In the book you have all the templates for the blocks. All you have to do is copy and go. I wondered if they used ‘testers’ instead of the authors maybe?
      And I’m curious too about the origins of the saying. Maybe I’ll figgur it out😉

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  1. Hi, Katy – The process of quilting is a huge mystery to me. Since I don’t sew (not even buttons back on), and am not artistic or crafty, I sadly don’t see quilting in my future. But I would LOVE to quilt. It is an incredible art of which I am completely in awe!
    I’ve stopped by from the #AtoZChallenge Road Trip.

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  2. Love the effect of the fabrics you used in your quilt. I hope it works out alright — sometimes designs need a little tweak to work right. *Sigh* Found out the hard way after cutting out an entire pattern only to realise that the measurements on it was wrong… Worked out, though, with some creative cutting and sewing 😉

    Ronel from Ronel the Mythmaker A-Z road-tripping with Everything Writerly: I is for Ill-prepared

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  3. Finally stopping by on the #AtoZ Road Trip. I’m always impressed by people who can quilt. There’s so much variety in the storytelling a quilt can possess. Sounds like there’s plenty of good problem-solving opportunities as well. Beautiful work!

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