Threads of Memory

It’s a new year, and I’m doing a new thing this year!  Many quilters participate in a block-of-the-month, where you are given instructions (and/or supplies) to complete one block for each month, and at the end you have enough for a quilt.  I have never done one before, mostly because I have more time than money, but Barbara Brackman has started a new one at her Civil War Quilts blog.  It is called Threads of Memory.

I love Barbara Brackman’s blogs, because she is a quilt historian.  So not only do you have a block pattern, but a piece of fascinating history to go with it.  The theme for this year’s quilt centers around the Underground Railroad, and the first block tells the story of a runaway slave who belonged to George Washington himself.

Here’s my first square:

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Speaking of new things, I have a new sewing machine as well!  It’s a Janome 8077, and I’ve been enjoying it very much.  It came with a 1/4″ foot which has a guard along the right side to guide the fabric.  I discovered that in order to end up with the right size block, I needed to move the needle a couple of notches to the right.

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Stay tuned next month for the next block in Threads of Memory, and be sure to go to the website and read the story behind this block.

2 thoughts on “Threads of Memory

  1. Is there a specific blog reader you use, like feedly? When you click on “Entries RSS” on the right sidebar, it should give you a choice of ways to subscribe. My list has feedly on it, but that may be because I already have it installed. I went to using it after Google Reader was no more.

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