Have you ever been asked to finish something?

I was given some fabric and there were 2 unfinished quilts and the person who gave it to me asked me to finish the 2 quilts.  One was a baby quilt and only needed a binding.  The other was stacks of 4 inch squares (cut by hand).  The squares were shades of purple and there was no pattern.  Judy told me her mother who is in a nursing home was going to make a King size quilt and started taking a turn for the worse and won’t be able to see it finished.  All I know is there are 12 squares to a row (they were labeled), but only 9 rows across.  What I have found out is there are 9 blocks (the 9 sets of 12).  There was some sewn together, but nothing to show what the pattern was desired.  Judy, the daughter, doesn’t know anything.

I spend 10 hours sewing yesterday and realized that the count of off.   Too many (by 500) of mixed light purples and not enough dark purple.  Instead of 9 rows only 8 rows.  So I am thinking of going on a fabric hunt today and if I can find the purple get enough to make the blocks 12×12 of the 4″ squares.

My question to everyone one is……….does a block HAVE to be square?  I always thought it did.  Or at least that is how I have always made them.  My goal is to get this finished this week.  Everything else is on hold.

The lady in the nursing home is one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met and I want her quilt finished.

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Each block will be like this, but if I can find the purple I will have 12 rows.

Have fun today.  What ever you do.

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