Beothuk Linky Parade Update
The Beothuk quilt along that Sandra at mmm Quilts is hosting is having a parade today! A parade, you ask?? Yes, a parade of all the finished Beothuk quilt tops and quilts. You’ll find more details on her website, and lots of our friends are playing along. Here is the proposed drawing from EQ8 that Sandra shared.
In our last update, Eight Beothuk Blocks Together, details were shared that we were progressing although more blocks were needed. The final blocks were sewn together with barely an incident. One rogue HST got itself turned the wrong way and ripping ensued. An easy fix quickly remedied the issue and then it was time for some chain piecing.
One single pin held the blocks together and also ensured that I sewed on the correct side. I may have mixed things like that up in the past, especially when taking them to the ironing board. Good thing my bestie keeps me on track!
Beothuk Brief Background
For the full story, you have to check out Sandra’s post from a few weeks ago: The back story. It is well worth your time to read it, especially if you enjoy anything about history. As a short synopsis, they were the descendants of an Indian culture called the Little Passage Complex. They are the aboriginal people of the island of Newfoundland and were Algonkian-speaking hunter-gatherers who probably numbered less than a thousand people at the time of European contact. They became extinct in 1829 mostly from disease.
Beothuk Decision Time
We had to make a decision quickly so that we could join in the parade. No one likes to be sitting on the sideline, watching the parade go by. Especially NOT our sweet boy although his sister thought his distress was vastly amusing. In case you are wondering, he was quite vocal about his displeasure. Everyone for blocks knew he wanted OUT of his stroller seat.
Okay, back to the topic at hand. What is it? Oh yeah, Beothuk and our big decision. Sew, it turns out that the Beothuk size before adding the border and cute cornerstones in that luscious eggplant fabric is 36″ square. That is the perfect size for the charity Jack’s Basket. Should we stop at this point without adding the border? Does this look like a quilt a baby should have? Perhaps not in this particular fabric choices – it is beautiful but not exactly baby-friendly. Here it is on our couch awaiting our decision.
Opinions were taken from everyone who stopped over! Overwhelmingly the vote was to add the border before calling the quilt top complete. I just LOVE that eggplant middle star but then again I’m a huge star lover.
I’d like to sincerely thank Sandra for sharing her time, talent, friendship, and this design. I am so happy with how this quilt top turned out, and I think the Beothuk people would be happy to be honored so nicely. You can find the pattern in Sandra’s Etsy shop if you’d like to make your own. Now go check out the parade entries. ~smile~
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