Thursday, October 11, 2007

Headed Underground.....

My daughter will be giving a presentation on the Underground Railroad later this semester in her American Lit class at college and for her Honors Forum. As part of her presentation, she is going to use the Underground Railroad Quilt. Now we both know (and have informed her professors) that there are those who believe that quilts really were used during the Underground RR and their are those who think it is a lot of "whooie." Even if it isn't true, the blocks can be used to represent various aspects of slavery and the UGRR and the quilt provides a wonderful teaching tool. SO we are making a small version using just 9 blocks. I made the first one last night. It is the Bow Tie block, which looks very different than the Bow Tie patterns I have seen. It was actually quite fun to make.... all Quarter Square Triangles! I think it turned out nicely. So one down.. 8 to go.. "Belle"

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