Here's what Mom was learning how to make:
Mom's one block
It's called a Stack-N-Whack block. Apparently, it's quite the long process; it took her all day to get that one block made! It's easier from here on out, though, now that she has that center "focal" fabric cut. Here's another one she made:
Mom's second block
It didn't take all day to make that one. There seems to be a lot of initial pinning involved. I never get to help with the pinning. Go figure.
Mom, never being one to actually take the "normal" path, wants to do some blocks on the blue background that I picked out for her, some on another background, and some with a split background. I was all for that and wanted to help pick something from our stash. She wanted brown and said she wasn't 100% convinced any of the browns we'd tried were "right". I kept going over and nosing around in the batiks. She said all the browns were in the closet, and that she'd tried them and reminded me that I didn't woo over them either. I went back over to the special area where we keep the batiks.
I heard her say, "Davy darlin', we don't have any brow.... hey, whatcha got there?!!?" Woo. Check out the look on my face:
I couldn't believe she doubted me! I knew the right brown was in there!
Who's the best Guide Dog for the Color Blind in the whole world?
Mom said I am.
Ah, shucks, Mom. Just doing my job.
Mom said she'll never doubt me again. I get to make ALL color decisions from here on out. Woo. Just for that, I'll let her show you the quilt once it's done.