|Calico Spools Quilt Block|
In the Quilters' Book Club, we are reading and discussing Between Heaven and Texas by Marie Bostwick.
"When the twins were born, Taffy intended to carry on with the family custom of naming female children after fabric, in homage to the Tudmore tradition of producing women who were experts with a needle, even though she personally had no talent for sewing. But her husband, Dutch, objected.
"'Hell, no!' he exclaimed. 'You're not doing it, Taffy. All the good names are gone. Your cousin got the last one - though I'm not crazy about Organza. But it's sure better than Corduroy. Or Hopsack. Or Flannel! That's about all that's left.'
"'I was thinking of naming them after Momma and Aunt Velvet,' Taffy countered.
"'Silky and Velvet Templeton?' Dutch spread his boot-shod feet and crossed his arms over his chest, aping the bronze resolve of Flagadine Tudmore. 'Do that and these will be the last babies you have a chance of getting off me. I mean it.'" page 9, Between Heaven and Texas
If you'd like to make a quilt block to represent the fabric-named Tudmore women, here are some good choices:
Calico Spools Quilt Block
Spools Quilt Block
|Spool Quilt Block|
Which fabric name is your favorite? (Or is Jack Benny your favorite?) Can you think of other interesting fabric names? Inquiring minds want to know! By commenting, you are entering your name in a giveaway of a fabulous prize pack containing Wedding Ring, Endless Chain, Lover’s Knot (first three books of the Shenandoah Album Series) and Mountain Away, all by Emilie Richards - courtesy of Harlequin!
Heads Up: Our September book is The Goodbye Quilt by Susan Wiggs. You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.