Once upon a time there were 4 sisters. One of the middle sisters thought the other middle sister should make herself a quilt. So she made her some blocks to get her started.
Three of the sisters got together one summer at the oldest sisters house. The little sister couldn't make it there because her daughter fell on her head. The 3 sisters put the blocks on a wall to make some sort of sense out of them. The oldest sister, with the professional art background, thought some of the blocks were far to ugly to end up in any quilt, she threw them away. The block making middle sister pulled them right out of the trash anyway. The destined to quilt sister was just too tired to deal with any of it, and the blocks were put in a box.
The destined to quilt sister moved in with her little sister who quilts for a living. One day she brought the box of blocks into the workroom. She was very kind to her little quilt making sister and often brought her tasty and pretty lunches. So the little sister put the blocks on the wall of the workroom in a big polka dot arrangement. You see she works with a lot of polka dots, and really likes them.
The next time her destined to quilt sister brought her a tasty and pretty lunch she say the wall and said "cool". I think an idea had popped into her head! She stared at the wall for a while, and eventually took the blocks down and scurried off to her own little sewing domain. She worked and worked until the piecing was done. Voila, a quilt top - ugly blocks included!
Now the little sister had to quilt it........... and yes it took her a while!