4 – Additional reading on orphan blocks

Vinyl bag block upcycle

A book that I have come across, is that of Susan Briscoe, “the 1718 Coverlet” published in 2014 by D&C, www.stitchcraftcreate.co.uk ISBN-13: 978-I-4463-0444-2

https://www.loot.co.za/search?cat=b&terms=1718+Coverlet

This quilt shows that in 1718, coverlets were made from different sized blocks and combined without sashes and borders. This traditional mosaic piecing technique is making a great comeback in the Slow Stiching circles. The book describes the 69 block patterns that make up this quilt.

You might use some of your orphaned blocks and sew up a new version of this coverlet.

The Historic 1718 Coverlet - the oldest dated piece of patchwork in Britian
The Historic 1718 Coverlet – the oldest dated piece of patchwork in Britian

This brings us to Erla explaining the 369 principle.

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