Letter C for Contrary Husband/ AtoZ 2019

The April A to Z Challenge is in its tenth year, I’ve now participated for 6 of those years, and this year will be my 3rd quilt theme. It’s my first quilt using only patterns from the Kansas City Star newspaper archives. Welcome to my blog!

Contrary is defined as being incompatible. Sewing inset seams is about as incompatible as it gets for me personally in quilting. Being an early childhood professional, the book Green Eggs and Ham comes to mind. “I do not like inset seams Sam I am.” Well you know the rest. Distasteful. I’ll keep trying though because I really want them finished nicely.

Star Book pattern photographed with my cellphone camera.
As shown in the Star Quilt book

It’s only a few pieces to sew so that helped. Some. The other help came from a very warm iron. No quilt is going to turn out well without ironing. It’s an honest to goodness fact.

Contrary Husband Completed
Contrary Husband Completed

Ta Da! That’s as good as it’ll get folks. Seasoned quilters will see my flub-up, but I’m just going to live with it. Just let me add that the book had no examples of vintage Contrary Husband quilts. chuckling to myself… There’s a reason that this pattern published in 1938 said “it will cause conversation”.

Did You Know?

Speaking of causing conversation, the infamous Missouri State Penitentiary housed Adam Richetti, accomplice to Pretty Boy Floyd and in 1938, he found his end in the gas chambers of this prison. His crime: killing a federal agent, a McAlester, Oklahoma police chief and 2 Kansas City officers. Named the Kansas City, Missouri Union Station Murderers.

Come back here tomorrow for another quilt block for the A to Z Challenge! Also be sure to visit the home of the A to Z here and see other entrants challenge posts. There are excellent writers participating every year with topics in whatever you’re interested in.



    • I maybe should be more selective on my block choices to avoid that. lol Then again, maybe the light bulb will go on and I’ll learn how. Trial and error I suppose. Thanks for stopping in!!


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