Block 12 from the gorgeous Major Ringgold Quilt (circa 1847-1850) owned by the Shelburne Museum, is an uncomplicated, but, yet, fascinating block! As with each block in the series, further close observation reveals potential and perhaps surreptitious elements. An exploration of the fleur-de-lis is explored, as some of the "flowers" resemble them. What could that significance be? In addition, learn about the history of architectural baskets, see close-ups of the fabrics and some history of baskets in general. Interesting color pictures throughout the pattern enhance this history. Learn the significant impact the Industrial Revolution had on the port of Baltimore and how quilters flourished as a result.
Also included is the FULL-size pattern sheet to make this 17"x 16 1/2" block, pre-cut heat resistant mylar circles, in addition to a mylar sheet for making the additional templates easily, close-up pictures, construction instructions, historic information and fabric discussion! Beautiful on its own or collect the other blocks in the Block by Block series. If you'd like to be on an auto-ship program to have each block sent to you automatically, check the box above the cart button and notify me in the NOTES section of the ordering page. To be on auto-ship, call with your credit card number; you'll be charged for the last block, also, and will receive it at the end with no payment needed! Each block will be capped at $16 regardless of the retail price on the website!! There is also an opportunity to purchase the entire pattern in advance at a significant discount.
An acid-free plastic sleeve is included to hold the pattern sheet and templates and the full color page of the block also serves as a tab page in a binder. These will keep you organized - especially if you collect more!