Monday, August 6, 2012

Lost and Found Quilt Block

     I found the pattern for this Lost and Found block in 5,500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.  I thought it went perfectly with these diary entries!
     Eva and Mary are Hattie's sisters who have come from Washington state for the holidays.  George and Lester are her brothers-in-law. 
Monday, December 4, 1916 -
"Oh dear, I'm tired tonight and sort of downcast, too.  Something has mysteriously happened to my opal and diamond ring that Mother gave me.  I left them in the tray last night with my pendant and, being busy all morning, I didn't come up to put them away until afternoon.  Then I missed that one.  Mother was helping me search and found one of the opals on the floor.  That seems to prove that some of the chiledren got it and played with it rather roughly.  But they all deny having seen it.  Some way I feel as though I will find it.

"It's striking ten, and I was up at 5:30 - must retire!"

Wednesday, December 6, 1916 -
"I have done more crocheting than anything else today.  It's getting so near Christmas I have to 'make hay.'  (Oh, I didn't mean to rhyme.)

"Mary found my ring this morning, so I have felt a great deal better.  It was under a rug right here in the hall.  Of course, it had been stepped on, and the other opal was out but nothing broken, and I think a jeweler can fix it.

"It seems a little lonesome tonight.  Eva and George and their children left yesterday for Quenemo, and Mary and the children went to Minerva's this evening.  Lester will go to Missouri in the morning."

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  1. Perfect colors for the block representing an Opal ring!!! You are a genius!!


  2. I agree that block is a perfect match.

  3. Thank heavens the ring showed up. She was right about the feeling she had, damaged or not. Is it still in the family?

    Lovely block!

  4. Beautiful colors in that block! This is one of my favorites yet :)


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