Daily Inspirations and Adventures

Underground Railroad by Mom mom and Pop pop

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This is a beautiful quilt Mom and Dad made and I quilted.  It is called a sampler quilt because it is made of 25 different squares instead of repeating the same square 25 times.  They used fabrics that are reproductions of fabric made during the era of the Underground Railroad.

It is called an Underground Railroad quilt because quilts featuring specific blocks were hung to give directions to  people escaping from slavery.

They did a great job piecing this quilt.

I tried to quilt each block a little differently.

Dad asked for cross hatching on the border.  (That’s what this criss cross design is called.)

Don’t tell anyone…they are giving the quilt to Jackie and Skip (their next door neighbors.)



Written by bevanddara

May 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Posted in Quilts

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