I wrote about the Missing U quilt from the book Sunday Morning Quilts about a thousand years ago and in a pretty prescient comment I said I might finish it sometime this century. I finished it four years later, with a lot of help from bee mates.

Blocks by busy bees

This particular block really lends itself to a combination of small scraps and string. My blocks started out fairly randomly scrappy, but as I progressed with the quilt, I tended more and more towards strings so they turned into improvisational log cabin blocks.

Random on the left, stringy on the right.

As I was getting closer to finishing the quilt, I got the idea to make one reverse row, made of low-volume scraps and a colourful centre.

U Missing.

The quilt turned out massive (105″x90″) and after I exhibited it at Munich Modern Quilters annual Kulturen quilt show in 2019, I gave it to the Germ, so I guess I am missing it a little bit :).

Dwarfing its Tula Pink City Sampler sister.

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