We were honored to be able to tell a bit about Sacagawea's life in fabric. My inspiration for the construction was a photo of an mid 19th century album quilt in red, white, and green. The predominant colors were red and white and it had a spiky border. All of the very different blocks of this old album quilt were just smushed up against each other without sashing. I tried to emulate that look. This quilt has 6 pieced and 6 appliqué blocks that tell Sacagawea's story while she was with the Corp of Discovery finding a navigable route to the Pacific. Our research was fun and inspiring. She was everything that the culture did not value - she was young, female, Native American, and uneducated (at least in western eyes). Despite the culture bias - she stood out for her bravery and ingenuity.
So, have you ever done a Block of the Month? What was your favorite? Do you like appliqué or piecing? Make a comment on any of the above - or anything at all - before midnight Monday August 13th and you could be picked to receive this book - hot off the presses.