Marie’s block number 6 – Hospitality Table complete!

marie completeI love the  Hospitality Table. it is on the cover of Karen Mowrey’s book and was the first block of the quilt that I saw. Then Susan made the block right after she completed her bride and I immediately was drawn to her fabric choices and the expertness of her stitching (she’s my idol) and I looked forward to beginning my own version. It’s not a complicated design so I was surprised when I began to experience challenges with it. I almost started over more than once but the more mistakes I made the more comical it all seemed and I ended up really liking the little glitches that forced me to stretch myself.

Marie’s block number 6 – “Hospitality Table”, In progress

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It took some time for me to select fabrics that I liked for this block and I almost moved on to another. When a pleasing pallet finally did emerge, so did some problems in execution.  Appliqué techniques that had been familiar friends suddenly presented challenges and my straight lines were curvy and my curved lines weren’t smooth. I considered chucking the block and starting over. However after having a metaphysical conversation with that anonymous lady who created our inspirational Bird of Paradise quilt, my Hospitality Table and I have decided to continue on the journey together – bumpy curves and all. I have a hunch this will become my favorite block on the quilt.