Ladies Art Quilt Block #177 – Rising Sun

Finally, the last of the blocks selected by Ann Champion. The curves are gentle on this block, and depending upon how large you decide to make it (mine is pretty big at 14″), it can be machine pieced. Ann and I have come up with several other blocks from the Ladies Art Catalog — patterns with a circular look that we thought would look good in the quilt. I’ll just keep drafting and sewing these blocks until I get enough for a quilt, or run out of antique indigo scraps.

Ann suggested making sashing like New York Beauty, which I thought was a great idea. I would probably have enough scraps to do the little points, but I would have to make the center long piece out of muslin or a reproduction indigo print. I’ve seen old NYB quilts done both ways and they all looked really nice.

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