I am a huge antique-er (is that a word?). I have many old pieces of furniture, art, and assorted goodies in my home with stories to tell. So when I first heard Susan Briscoe released a book called The 1718 Coverlet I knew I had to look it up. This book shares the history of a 69 block beauty, which is said to be the the oldest dated British patchwork coverlet.
After I purchased the book I read it. And re-read it. This coverlet has an amazing history and the book goes through every block. Each page has an original block image followed by instructions on how it was originally made and also how to make it using modern techniques. It’s just simply amazing.
In January, Sarah Fielke, author and all-around awesome quilter put out feelers to see if anyone was interested in a QAL with the book. There was a huge response of YES! We are going row-by-row, so each month has a number of blocks to try and complete. But don’t worry, everyone works at their own pace! Above are my February blocks. March has 15 blocks and that may seem like a lot, but they are 5″ finished!
If you would like to join in on the fun, it’s not too late to start! There is a FB page, The 1718 Quiltalong that you can join for updates and encouragement from all over the world. Also, you can use the #1718quiltalong on Instagram or other social media to see what we’re up to!
I’m linking up today with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.