Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The Answer Is...

I trust no one lost sleep last night over my question yesterday? ;) For the Facebook How Many Squares? puzzle, the answer is 40 squares of different sizes. However, with the way I laid out my version of Tabatha's block that I shared yesterday, I realized that there were more squares in my block. Whoops! I found 56 yesterday, but today I could only find 54. Here is my chicken scratch solution:

If you find any more, let me know!

A question that came up from a number of you is what the heck is ringette? Ringette is an team sport for girls played on ice. It was invented in 1963 by Sam Jacks in North Bay, Ontario. I've been playing it since I was four and I love it. It's not rough like hockey, lacrosse or football, but it doesn't pretend that girls are delicate little flowers either.

Ringette is well established in Ottawa and has a big adult league for all skill levels. I even play in the summer here (it's awesome coming out of a cold arena into the hot air and vice versa!). Rick Mercer, one of our comedians, did a segment on ringette for his show, The Rick Mercer Report. If you'd like to see the game in action, check out this video:

The game is also played in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the U.S., the Czech Republic and Russia. It's so much fun and I've learned a lot of life lessons from the sport over the years. 

Alright, back to quilting now! This is my February Simply Solids Bee block for Jaclyn, which was made using this tutorial. Hope she likes it!


  1. 11-0 You can put me in! lol way to go, M-R

  2. I love that solids block. Seems like all I buy any more are solids. Love them.

  3. I love the block! In fact I think you should mail it to ME instead! Can you show the details on how its made?

  4. Love the RMR! What a great way to explain the game. Also love the block...so many blocks, so little time...

  5. People don't know ringette? WTHeck?

    I'm sure she'll love the block. So jealous you're in the same bee group, but I take comfort in the fact I'll see the finished quilt in person - she's my modern guild co-chair. :)

  6. The block looks great! Can't wait to get it in the mail.


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