My friend, Jill, is celebrating a birthday today, so I made a mini-quilt just for her. On the cover of her recently published book, a red alarm clock is prominently featured, so I thought in my design I’d give it a nod. I used the circle of squares block (tutorial here) and tweaked the center square to give it clock hands. As Emily suggests in her blog, I simplified the block design for easier piecing. This block comes together quickly (minus the clock hands!)–it would look cool repeated in a quilt.
I used Carolyn Friedlander’s Architextures text fabric for the borders. She went to architecture school here in St. Louis at my husband’s alma mater, so I have a special fondness for her fabric.
Because in her book Jill talks about taking “turtle steps” when faced with a daunting task, I knew I needed to add Aneela Hoey’s turtle fabric on the back.
Happy Birthday, Jill!
finished dimensions: 16″ x 16″