Threads of Memory Sampler by Rosemary Youngs
Over on my Civil War Quilts blog we've been doing a free Block of the Month called Threads of Memory on the theme of the Underground Railroad and the history of slavery. The history
may be serious but the fabric choices are fun.
Above: Rosemary has set the January to October blocks with a Flying Geese set. The stars are all new designs based on traditional patchwork.
See the blog here:
Suzie at Oz Farmer is planning to use the same set
with the blocks she's made from my Voysey reproduction
prints Morris Modernized.
BeeJayM at the half way point.
The blocks began on the last Saturday of January, 2014
and will go till the last Saturday of December.
Model-maker Becky Brown has been making two sets of blocks each month. She designed
the Flying Geese set for one group of blocks.
Here's her spiky triangles sashing idea for the other set.
She'll alternate different stars.
When Jean Stanclift made these blocks
a few years ago we used a
The Civil War Quilts group has been meeting informally through the blog and our Flickr pages. I design the blocks and maintain the blog, Becky Brown and Dustin Cecil make the models. Dustin maintains the Flickr page.
Inspired by Becky's skills at fussy cutting you can
see a real style has developed in the group.
And then there is Dustin's set done only in tickings.
See more blocks and stripes at this post:
I must say the group works very well together. Each new Block of the Month we do (or Block of the Week) inspires some very creative uses of fabric and set designs.
Terry's designed her own set. This is Block 10
She's going to put each of the stars I designed
into another star. Quite clever.
Sheila is thinking about strips
Keep your eyes on our Flickr page:
What's the plan for next year? Stay tuned.