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Major Ringgold - Block 17 pattern

Block 17 from the gorgeous Major Ringgold Quilt (circa 1847-1850) owned by the Shelburne Museum, is a sweet and almost whimsical block!  Read about floral sprays evident on antique quilts and learn the significant impact the Industrial Revolution had on the port of Baltimore and how quilters flourished as a result. Read an aside about 20th century Quilt Historian, Florence Peto, and why her piecing and appliqué techniques are mentioned in relation to a 19th century quilt! This discussion leads to a fun little extra project given with the pattern. 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 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 retail 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!