Block 8 from the gorgeous Major Ringgold Quilt (circa 1847-1850) owned by The Shelburne Museum, is the block chosen as the "Signature Block" to showcase the quilt. Not actually THE signature block, as there is one on the quilt, we felt it to be a beautiful representation of the entire collection of blocks.
Included in this pattern is the FULL size pattern sheet to make this 17" x 16 1/2" block, a stencil for constructing the basket, heat resistant mylar for templates, 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 $15, regardless of the price on the website!!
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!