When my youngest went to college I had a pretty good idea of his graduation date: mid-May 2015. How has the date snuck up on me? He and his two roommates all need quilts in the next six weeks.
Fortunately, the first roommate wants something traditional. These 9"-finished blocks have been stashed a while.
|Philadelphia blocks in reproduction fabrics with muslin|
The city of brotherly love, founded by William Penn, was the seat of our Continental Congress and where delegates met to rewrite the Articles of Confederation in 1787. I learned this in school but am reminded by the new book I'm reading: Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America by David O. Stewart. It discusses relationships James Madison, America's fourth president, built to reform our federal government from a confederation to a republic, to write and ratify our Constitution, and to establish the Bill of Rights.
Originally I'd planned to alternate these blocks with Ohio Stars.
|One Ohio Star surrounded by Philadelphia blocks|
But I'm on a short deadline. So I just used Philadelphia with a wide brown stripe for sashing.
|Straight set Philadelphia blocks with 3" reproduction brown stripe sashing and muslin posts|
Enjoy the day,