"A very Merry Unbirthday to you, to you. A very Merry Unbirthday to you." from Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland"

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lost Ship Block and a Barbie Challenge

Janet Wickell of http://www.quilting.about.com gave us the ninth block in the Scrappy Sampler QAL, and it is called the Lost Ship block.  I tried to learn a bit about this block, but could only find that it is a coastal quilt block, probably New England, that experienced a name change, Rocky Glen, when used by an inland quilt maker http://www.tehistory.org/hqda/html/v23/v23n3p099.html  . 
So, I guess the ships could look like glens depending on your point of view.

Coincidentally, I spotted this block in Mary Ellen Hopkins' book, The It's Okay If You Sit On My Quilt Book, but it was put together slightly differently.  Her version had the large, light hst's on the bottom and the small hst corner on the top.  So I did a search and found a third orientation, where my block is flipped in the other direction:

I conclude, therefore, that anything goes. 
The Barbie doll playing little one gave me a challenge today.  She asked me to make an evening dress in orange with pink polka dot trim.  I can't know what she envisioned this dress to look like, but this is what I could make from what I had in the stash.  Believe me, I did not even think I had pink polka dot trim, but I did : ) 
God Bless.


QuiltSue said...

Hmm, I'm not sure I'd wear orange with a pink trim, but on Barbie that looks good.

Hazel said...

The Little One's Barbies will be the best dressed in the neighbourhood! Although I'm with Sue - I'm not sure that orange & pink would do much for me either.

I didn't realise that there is so much history behind the block designs - interesting stuff.

Tonya said...

That is a great evening dress! Isn't it wonderful what young ones think up?

soggibottom said...

Any excuse :-) to play with dolls :-) Barbie does look rather swish though, lucky lady :-) x x x

TheaM said...

Little Ones come up with some great color combos... no inhibitions yet!

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