Brock House is a traditional block documented in The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns by Jinny Beyer.
|Brock House and variations for selvedge strings.|
|Flying Squares quilt|
I decided to try this with the skinny Selvedge Race. The selvedges are so busy that they seem to need solids. Here is what's on hand.
|The solids in my stash.|
|Selvedge string Brock House variation|
I make a couple of stitches in place then tie the threads of the partial seams on the back of the block. Most people probably wouldn't bother but I hate the idea of threads coming loose.
|Tying threads from partial seams on the back.|
I am reminded of Anna Williams, an exceptionally talented Louisianan who found more time for quilting later in life. In her eponymous book, Nancy Crow wrote, " (Anna) built her quilt tops from parts and pieces, sewing smaller shapes together, then adding more shapes to make larger units. Her crowded bedroom housed stacks of small units, stacks of medium units, stacks of large units..."(p. 17) So there is a legacy of sewing units first, then using/reusing them as single pieces to build a quilt. [And, no. This quilt will be nowhere near as artistic as Anna's. But the IDEA of simply making units resonates.]
Two down. Now I'm cutting the rest of the narrow string sheet into rectangles.
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