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Major Ringgold - Block 1 pattern

Block 1 from the gorgeous Major Ringgold Quilt (circa 1847-1850) owned by the Shelburne Museum, is a simple, but restful block!  There is much potential for embellishing it, if so desired - 3-D leaves, extra buds or flowers or even butterflies or ladybugs etc. Read about laurel leaves and laurel wreaths and their significance throughout history. 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. See close-up pictures of the fabrics in the block!

Also included is the FULL-size pattern sheet to make this 17"x 16 1/2" block, heat resistant mylar pre-printed 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 $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!