I started making these blocks as soon as I saw the antique quilt in American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine a few years ago.
Once I started making the blocks I thought I would set the blocks differently then the antique quilt , I just loved the blocks with the bit of cheddar in them but yet all scrappy! For me the cheddar gives the quilt sparkle and a bit of balance using 100's of different fabrics.
This is the lay out I was considering.
History Repeated, Block Exchange Quilts by the 19-th Century Patchwork Diva's
Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle came out and I liked the way the blocks were set in the quilt in the book, if you need the pattern its in this book :).
I like the way the blocks were set in the quilt in the book too, the cheddar border how could you go wrong?
I always like having a piecing project , blocks like this , to make in-between working on other projects. Sometimes I just don't feel like working on the quilt in progress so being able to sit and sew 50 h s t and then making a few blocks appeals to me....
yes this is one of my on going projects (now doesn't that sound better then ufo?)
Do you have a project like this????