There is a new Block of the Month quilt going around blog land called
Sharon from Two Bits Patches is recreating a family quilt made in the 1850's in Pennsylvania as a wedding quilt. The blocks were all made by different people and all are appliqued signature blocks. Sharon is the Great Great Grand daughter of the bride for whom the quilt was made. If you click on the link above you can read all about the quilt's history.
I have completed block one Jane Wilson’s block
and have block two Elizabeth Cowan's block ready to stitch.
At first I wasn't going to do this quilt because I have several other applique quilts in progress but as I kept reading her blog I finally became hooked. One thing to like about the quilt it doesn't have borders. I also enjoy reading all the family history. There will be 36 blocks so all 64 of them will not be included...Thank goodness.
I decided to use the starch and freezer paper method with the first two blocks. You can read about my process here. Having quite a few reproduction fabrics in reds and greens my version will be somewhat scrappy. I also had this background fabric on hand and decide to use it but on further examination I see it is directional..oh well, it will just have to do because I am not doing these blocks over.
When will I ever learn to pay better attention.