Sunday Stash Report


I don’t have anything in or out (that I’m counting).  Kelli and I finished up all of our deadline quilts but I don’t count them until they are back at my house and revealed to all of you.

I did stop at Goodwill to check the fabric bins…it is my favorite store for fabric.  I didn’t find fabric but I did find this.


It’s an old beat up quilt top.  It was in a bag with another quilt top.  That one was just big squares made of upholstery material.  It was $5 for the pair.  I didn’t want the other one…but this one, I kind of liked.  It’s not beautiful..but I love the block.

Do any of you know if the block has a name??  I am sure that sometime, someday, Kelli and will use this block for something.  We both just really like it.  I don’t know about actually salvaging the top.  There are holes.  It’s in the seam but even the fabric feels a little thin.  I’ll have to look at it closer.

I’m not a fan of the setting. The sashing is too wide.  For now, it’s going in a to-do pile.  Sometime when we jump in the car on a trip, I’ll grab it and rip the top apart while we travel in the car.

We are hosting a Labor Day Weekend Set a Goal party with a giveaway incentive here.…and we have a usual Try it on Tuesday post that we have a giveaway going on with as well.  It’s just some fun things you might want to try out.

So here’s the stash report…

Used this Week:   0 store bought

Used year to Date:  145.5 yards store bought +  40.5 Moda fabric + 39.5 yards of recycled fabric…

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  1. pdudgeon says:

    maybe it’s a variation of ‘moth in the window’ block; sort of what 4 blocks would look like if morphed together.

  2. pdudgeon says:

    after studying it some more, the center of the block is closer to “Goose in the Pond”, but the 3 outside HST’s are turned differently, to look more like a “Moth in the Window” block. facinating find!

  3. Kathy S. says:

    Missouri Puzzle is the name of this block. It’s one of my favorites. It can be found in Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. It’s on page 231 plate #1817a. It’s also called New Mexico or Mexican Block. Great find at Goodwill. I’m anxious to see what you do with the top.

  4. JanetB says:

    Lovely blocks. I agree that it looks like “Good in the Pond” with a variation on the outside HST’s. I would take it apart and combine the blocks with a new sashing.

  5. Jody says:

    I love these blocks too!

  6. Carolyn says:

    Barbara Brackman’s encyclopedia calls the block New Mexico, Mexican Block or The Missouri Puzzle. great find!

  7. Ila says:

    I think I found it :-) I checked Barbara Brackman’s BlockBase and here’s what I found -
    (new) Mexican Star – The Workbasket 1935 or

    New Mexico or

    Missouri Puzzle

    And *I* like it, too! Guess I’ll have to put it on my list :-)