I am making slow progress still and might not have posted today, but I have had one of those lovely little moments when life comes together very neatly, so I thought I'd share.
Talking to my sister, who is the keeper of the family history, a week ago she mentioned that we had a relative who was born in a lighthouse. When she checked it out and sent me the details it turned out that my great-great grandmother was born in a lighthouse in the early 1830s. Her family then lived at two other lighthouses in the same part of the country. Funnily enough, this was all only about an hour's drive from where I live now (which is more remarkable when you realise that her family emigrated, mine were immigrants back into the UK, but that I have ended up in this part of the country purely randomly). I am, for various reasons, feeling quite displaced and disconnected at the moment, but this has pleased me inordinately.
On to the quilt: the top two row area joined together: you can see I added little pieced strips on either end of the top row to make it long enough. Since all the lighthouse blocks, and the word strips, are made without much reference to the size of what is around them, the word strips/lighthouses do not line up perfectly. This is fine by me - just saying. What I have done is to line up the central lighthouses and let the rest do what it wants.
Next job, I think, is to print a few more names: the bottom row isn't as wide as these two and I'm pretty sure I'm going to add one more column of words down the right hand side to get it to the right width.
I'm linking up with My Quilt Infatuation today for Needle and Thread Thursday.