We are going to do another free online Block of the Month on this blog on the theme of the Civil War for the year 2104.
The theme Threads of Memory refers to the Underground Railroad. Each month you'll get a block named
for an important place in the story of the network that assisted slaves on the road to freedom. We'll explore true stories of people who lived in slavery, escaped on the "Liberty Line" or helped the fugitives.
The twelve blocks will finish to 12" and each is an original pieced design for a star block.
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I'll post blocks and stories on the LAST Saturday of each monthbeginning on January 25, 2014.
UPDATE: Here's the first post
Jean Stanclift made the blocks for this sampler several years ago. We'll be showing hers in primary colors.
reds, yellows and blues
with a very dark brown as a background.
Her sashing was two shades of blue.
To update the sampler Becky Brown has done two new sets of blocks---One in rather romantic prints of pink and brown and the other in my 2014 reproduction collection Ladies Album for Moda.
Here are some fabrics from her pink and brown set done and
in her signature style with lots of fussy cutting.
Here are the swatches from Ladies Album
which is scheduled for March, 2014 delivery.
Dustin is also doing two sets of blocks as models.
He's mixing my 2013 collection Civil War Jubilee
with a plain white for contrast.
He is going to make a set out
of ONE FABRIC.
Blue & white ticking.
Jean's sampler of 12 blocks with sashing finishes to 68" by 88". We'll give you that basic set and some yardage suggestions in January.
Right now it's time to start sorting your fabrics.