Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May UFO is finished

I thought about my dad a lot while I was finishing this quilt. The hearts represent how much we loved each other. The four hearts motif that appears in the small squares and in the center of the large rainbow square and the carpenter's wheel remind me of the four leaf clovers that he was so good at finding. He was an automotive engineer, and a tax preparer in retirement, but he was one heck of a good carpenter too. I thought the large rainbow colored block pattern was "World Without End," but it's not. World Without End has four long isosceles triangles attached to a center square on the diagonal. I have an antique quilt like this. Elsewhere I have seen something like this called Milky Way, but that might be a more complex pattern. Eventually I found it - it is a variation of "Eccentric Star." Milky Way is four of these stars overlapping. This is the pattern of three of the four smaller blocks. The fourth small block in the upper right is called "broken dishes" which has nothing to do with my dad. It's just a favorite pattern of mine.


  1. I just think your May UFO is beautiful...lovely job!

  2. Very pretty and has an Amish look to it. Your dad would be pleased!