The only hard part about using the handkerchief print fabric, is that not all the hankies were printed symmetrically, which means that not all the corners are exactly the same, so I'm fudging it a bit. The real test will come when I put the blocks all together.
I'm not at all sure how I want to put these together in terms of sashing color, and what the border fabric should be. I'm still sorting that out, but it's a fun "problem" to have. ;-)
I wanted to add a few comments about my grandfather, since he is also in the picture in yesterday's post. He was very reserved and a man of few words. He was content to sit back and let my grandmother be the lively one. He was never late for anything. He would rather arrive early and wait in the car than be late.
He had a lots of thick hair on his head that never thinned as he aged, although eventually it became pure white. He worked for years in a paper cutting factory, which is where he met my grandmother. We were never at a loss for scrap paper in my house because Grandpa had always been able to bring home bundles of it that were leftover from paper cutting projects. He never cooked a day in his life, until my grandmother became ill in her later years and then he learned to cook while she sat in the kitchen chair and coached him along.
When I was old enough to learn to ride a two wheeled bike, Grandpa took the best parts from 3 bikes that had belonged to my mother and aunts and turned them into a "new" bike for me. I wish I could say I knew him very well, but he wasn't much of a talker. He was just always there, providing a solid base for the rest of the family to branch out from.