At 24 Blocks we love to highlight the quilts done by our readers and share ideas and quilting interests. We especially like to see quilts that have been done for charity, quilts that tell stories, vintage quilts, quilts made for gifts and quilts that are…well…just happy. It’s all about honoring a very long tradition and inspiring more people to take up stitching pieces together.
Here are just a few examples…
“Finishedthis quilt top to be raffled at our quilt show in May. The stars were form Judy Mathisons book. The design is my own. I am in the process ofteaching a workshop on this. 18 ladies are taking the class.” — Brenda DeVore
“MyFlannel Log Cabin. The first square is black. I read that on the Underground Railroad quilts were hung out on lines as signals of a safe place to stay for runaways. And that black fabric was sometimes used. I named my quilt Safe House.” — Suzy Jasper
“Bear Paw Quilt for my son-in-law – very manly.” — Marleen Horton
Aren’t they beautiful? There are so many creative options with quilting…and so many ways we stitch in warmth and caring.
If you’d like to share a photo of a quilt you’ve made, or a vintage quilt you’re inherited or acquired, just come to the 24 Blocks Facebook page and upload a photo just like you would on your own timeline. Give as much detail as you can about the pattern and it’s source, if you can, and any information about construction. We love family stories, too. Quilts have history. We love to pass that on.
Thanks to Marleen, Suzy and Brenda for their posts! Their work is a joy to see!