Friday, May 06, 2011

hanging chads

I have been enjoying the results of the rather mindless sewing of these little blocks based on one by Judy Laquidera of Patchwork Times.
I am making my blocks much smaller (I think her original is 9 inches), and LOTS of them. I switched the square to the left top to add a bit of tension.
I am pleased with how it is coming along and can’t get over how much it looks like the punch card ballots we used here in Cook County for many years. They are similar to the cards in Florida that led to the infamous “hanging chad” problem with the 2000 election recount. I hesitate to use “Hanging Chad” for the name of the quilt, being the originator of the block has a son named Chad. I guess it is better than naming it “Pregnant Chad”, another problem they had in Florida.
Judy says go ahead and we just won't tell Chad.


Helen in the UK said...

Looks great so far :)

Leah said...

Love it! Not being from a state that used punch card ballots, it reminds me of the basket-woven nylon webbing on older-style folding lawn chairs. Memories!

Ginette said...

So fun! Such a simple block who would believe how interesting!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh it is looking wonderful! I love it!