Quilt Blocks

We’ve been studying the American pioneer movement of the mid-1800s.  Listed in our TruthQuest curriculum [visit blog review here] is the following book:

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The Seasons Sewn: A Year in Patchwork

by Ann Whitford Paul

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My students chose their favorite patchwork patterns.  [Astonishing that their favorites fell on adjacent pages!]  I asked them to reproduce those patterns on construction paper squares.

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Corn and Beans

Artist: Circuit

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Mariner’s Compass

Artist:  Button

Unbelievably complex are those quilt squares!  I can only imagine the hours and hours women labored over such quilts.  And stitched by hand!

We borrowed this interesting book from our local library.  Perhaps you can locate a copy at your community library?

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2 thoughts on “Quilt Blocks

  1. Kristine says:

    Great book, and great job by your kids! I love their artwork!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Thanks for the great book review. I’m going to add it to my library book list for the next time we study that time period! Great artwork by your kids!

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