Friday, 19 November 2010

{Stubborn} Determined Dutchman's Puzzle!

Jake serviced a little Featherweight for a fellow Quilt guild member tonight and I had to give it a little test run. I decided to make my block for the Elgin Piecemaker's guild meeting for next week. We all agreed to make a red and white block. They will be assembled into a quilt to donate to the chemo unit at the local hospital. I browsed through a magazine of quilt blocks and came upon Dutchman's puzzle which I thought appropriate because of my Dutch heritage!! As I was assembling the four double flying geese units together, I realized that this was a 10" block, not a 12" one!! Too stubborn to start over, I added a strip around the block and now it's a Stubborn Dutchman's block. See Gail's block on her blog.

Gail posted a comment that said 'stubborn' has negative connotations and I should use 'determined' instead. I like that!! I will change it to Determined Dutchman's Puzzle!! LOL

5 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

Stubborn has such a negative vibe--you should call it the "determined" Dutchman's puzzle.

Teresa said...

Stubborn is as stubborn does!!
I like your ingenuity. It looks beautiful.

Peg said...

What a great block - your border just finishes it off perfectly!

Quilt Rat said...

I LIKE it! Sometimes our "mistakes" can lead to some terrific opportunities

Jacqui's Quilts said...

I actually like it a lot with that border around it. Absolutely agree Jill...mistakes lead to innovation :-). Gail, is that a better title? LOL