The Criswell Quilt was made in 1852 for the marriage of Mary McClellan Criswell and Jesse Jackson Smith in Chester County, Pennsylvania. More than sixty family members and friends each made an applique block for the quilt. Learn about this and other signature quilts on this blog created by Two Bits Patches.
The pattern-a-day from the Kansas City Star collection is going strong, we're up to Day 84 The Old Fashioned Goblet. You can see the patterns on my Facebook page.
I have been asked by a few followers if I am making every block. Wish I could but as I think, I'd like to make this one, I go ahead and do it.
Here are my blocks from January, February and March.
From top to bottom, left to right:
Silver and Gold January 7, 1931
Spider Web January 23, 1929
The Rambler January 2, 1929
Squares and Triangles January 5, 1955
Amethyst February 11, 1931
Coffee Cups January 6, 1935
Water Glass March 14, 1934
The Spool Quilt March 17, 1937
The "T" Quilt Pattern February 1, 1939
The Cat's Cradle February 28, 1934
Rising Sun February 6, 1929
I haven't actually made all of these in the last months, some blocks I already had in my Sample Block box. For example, I made Rising Sun on my holidays twelve months ago. I was at Narooma, New South Wales and looking at the block reminds of that time. I am supposed to be back in Narooma right now for holidays, but since the world turned upside down that didn't happen.
These are not all the blocks I have made in the last months. I have more that are going into a different setting but they are not quite ready for release yet. I'll get on to them next.