Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ditto Quilts--and Books

Broken Dishes top is finished, Gypsy blocks are moving right along, and I won a Goodreads Giveaway.

Once I figured out how I wanted to do the border everything fell into place.

I had just enough leftover reds plus the fabric I recently purchased to add two borders. So I can check this project off my list--for now :)

I'm really into these Gypsy Wife blocks. I make one almost every day. .

. . . with no real plan. Notice the 4 dark blue squares in this block?

Here is that fabric in the Postage Stamp quilt I made in 1977.  


From a distance the red/white windowpane check looks pink. 

I'm not sure about this one at all!

I made this little sunsuit for my daughter when she was two. Would you believe I still had scraps of that red fabric? Just enough for this block.

I've mentioned before that I keep track of the books I read on It's not very often that I enter their giveaways but I did--and won! 

Last year I read twenty-five books and entered the 2017 challenge to read twenty this year. We listen to audio books on our trips upstate and those have to have a lot of action to keep our interest :)

Have a wonderful week!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer



  1. That top is stunning! I love how you brought the sashing out into the border. Your Gypsy Wife blocks are wonderful. I love quilts with a story and this one will be full of great memories!

  2. What a wonderful finish. That final border is marvelous. It pulls the colors all together and adds energy. You can pull all kinds of goodies out of your stash!

  3. what a great solution for your borders. It looks great! The brown and red look great.
    The Gypsy Wife blocks are colorful and fun. That sunsuit is the cutest! love the rik-rak :)