Single Chain and Knot/#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 cuppa coffee or sodapop, grab a pilluh, and sit a spell.

Looking for a 9-patch with a little upgrade? This would be the one. This block actually has a 9 patch in the center as well as 9 sections altogether.

Let me demonstrate:

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This area outlined in green shows the 9 squares that make up a typical 9-patch quilt block.

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This outline shows the different way to consider this a 9-patch with each section numbered.


Single Chain & Knot

It’s just a matter of how you choose to look at it I suppose. I enjoyed making this one and it could also be a stand-in for an Irish Chain block or the No Place like Home block. Not to mention, you could make an equal number of each of these blocks and alternate them. As long as they are all the same size (Indian Squares dilemma still keeping me up at night).

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Sick in the Head=Ozark slang of the day

Now you may wonder if they are talking about a common cold. But you have to read into it a bit and know the context it came from. Actually they are talking about someone who has lost their mind and done something totally unexpected and most likely made a bad choice. For instance, a gal may have returned to her ex and probably will regret it, again. A total lapse of reason and sense is the meaning for ‘sick in the head’.

There are many more wonderful blogs this year that I hope you canspend 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.


Southern Belle/#AtoZChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

Davy Crockett has become a favorite in the hearts and minds of two of my daycare brothers. At least the song. You see, their dad has used it as a ‘lullaby’ for them to settle in with at bedtime. And when they come to my home for daycare, they are singing it to the infants whenever they are crying. My family thinks it’s the sweetest thing ever. So I’ve recorded it for your listening pleasure.

The only connection here with “Southern Belle” quilt block is the fact that Davy Crockett was born in Tennessee, a Southern state. So with that connection, we’re going with it.


And yet another single, 6-inch block for the upcoming quilt top. Sometimes, I have to wonder about the name choices for these blocks and the ‘why’. I have not a clue what was going through their minds to give it this name. But it will be a pretty addition and I will now always think of Benson and Hudson and Davy Crockett when I see this block.


They have that Southern Charm, believe me!

Join me again next week for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!