Sunday, February 24, 2008

Little Dipper

Little Dipper has 8" Drinking Gourd blocks. The big Drinking Gourd has 12" blocks. I used the same setting with the cutaway triangles creating the inner border. They are 1" (fin.) in the smaller version. I got the outer border fabric in Philadelphia. (That fits into the whole theme of these two quilts: the Drinking Gourd is another name for the Big Dipper, which guided slaves who were escaping via the Underground Railroad. The quilts are in CW reproduction fabrics. PHL, with its large Quaker population, was a major center for abolitionists.)

Caron at the Valley Quilting Studio did a fabulous job quilting the Drinking Gourd. I put the binding on this weekend.

Here is a comparison photo of the two.


Nancy said...

Beautiful pattern and great quilting! Those triangle borders look like they would take FOREVER to do and put together!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it! Now I just have to get back to mine!

Jeanne said...

Isn't it fun to make the same pattern in different sizes? Love the quilt!

Nicole & Phil said...

ohh...this is adorable, and I love your colour combination for your CArolina Crossroads....I wish I had started it when everyone else did! Deep sigh!!