Here's the quilt block. This one is applique, but I used a closely spaced zigzag stitch for the neck and bird legs. Because of that, this block is backed with an iron-on fusible interfacing. The background fabric was a little flimsy, and so it also gives the fabric a little more heft.
Here's the second one:
This is the little quotation that accompanied the "Gentleman" block.
Here are the five blocks completed for this go-round.
The completed quilt contains 60 blocks, and I've made 30 so far.
As I've mentioned before, this quilt comes from a this very interesting book by Debra Henninger. She did a wonderful job documenting stories of the era and recreating the signs into quilt blocks.
When I finished the fifth block this time around, I turned the page and read this story, which warmed my heart.
It's nice to think we still would be willing to help one another out during hard times.
With those finished, I took some time to peruse the book that goes along with the next of my monthly goals.
After reading the steps involved, it seems pretty easy, but I have a feeling it's going to be more difficult that it looks. Either way, I'm kind of excited to get started on it. The first thing I needed to do was to choose ten fabrics ranging from dark purple below there on the left to the medium green on the right.
I have everything I need to get started, but I won't be able to finish until I've received a product I ordered from Amazon. She highly recommends Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It because the glue dries quickly, and because of the long thin applicator that allows you to put a tiny drop of glue right where you want it.
After reading the positive reviews of the product, I decided to go ahead and purchase it. It seems as if it will have other uses beyond this project. I won't need it right away, and so I can go ahead and get started while I wait for the glue to arrive.
That's where I'll pick up next time I'm in the sewing room. This morning, Sue and I are walking the Fanno Creek Trail. During the rainy season Fanno Creek regularly overflows its banks and floods the trail. The weather has been so nice this week, that we're going to walk the trail while we can. It's always a pleasure.