I started this quilt nearly two years ago, and finished it today!
The Pine Burr blocks were inspired by an old quilt and a box of gifted polyester squares.
Click here to see the beginnings and a tutorial on how to make the blocks.
I finished the top, but couldn't figure out how to construct it into a quilt.
The blocks are thick and heavy. The old quilt's blocks were sewn together with bulky seams.
I didn't want to do that, so I was stuck.
Then Karen made her own Pine Burr quilt and offered a pattern for it.
She figured out a brilliant way to construct it with batting and backing,
and no extra bulk in the seams!
I highly recommend the pattern. You can download it instantly,
and the instructions are easy to follow.
She sewed her blocks together by hand. I sewed mine by machine.
I also added some Baptist Fans in #8 perle cotton to the borders.
Now all I have to figure out is where to hang it!
Our blog friend in France, Katell, has written a beautiful post on slavery in the U.S.
and African-American quilts, including the Pine Burr. Click here to read it.