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    My Underground Railroad Quilt ala Eleanor Burns

    Our local quilt club just finished a block-of-the-month using the Underground Railroad pattern book by Eleanor Burns. It was a really fun quilt to make.

    Although I tried to follow most of Eleanor's instructions in the book, some of the blocks I just had to do the easy way.
    I also purchased the curved pressure foot to do the drunkard's path which actually made it very easy to do.

    I wanted to give it a sort of attic windows look cuz I imagined the people involved looking for clues through the windows of the homes (like a candle in the window).

    I love sampler quilts cuz as a new quilter I get to try various blocks that stretch my comfort zone (like applique and curved piecing).

    I used fabric from the Mill Brook Collections fat quarter bundle. I still need to find some backing fabric for this quilt and then I'll either machine or hand-quilt it.

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    Sheep Farmer by day....sigpic....Quilter-in-Training by night
    The Farmmyfarm

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    I love the attic window effect on this quilt! Great job!!

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      #3
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      I love your attic window idea for this! Awesome quilt!
      Ellen =^..^=

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        have you thought of putting the meaning of the different blocks on the back of the quilt? I know there is quite an history of underground quilts and their meanings on line.
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          #5
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          What a great quilt!
          Beth

          Procrastinate. It frees up time to quilt!

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            #6
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            Great idea using the attic window.... What an amazing quilt full of so many good things that we quilters love! Multiple fabrics, block ideas and creative layout.. thank you for sharing it... GB
            "Each day well-lived and Happy;
            that's all there is to Life!"

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              Re: My Underground Railroad Quilt ala Eleanor Burns

              I love your quilt and block are very nice but the windows attic is a wonderful idea, which makes their work even more precious, congratulations

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                #8
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                Absolutely love this.
                Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

                Marilyn......
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                  #9
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                  Very nice! I adore the scrappy feel of your creation!
                  Sherri

                  "Don't let someone else's ugly spoil your beautiful. " Thanks, Bubby!!!!!!

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                    Originally posted by LauraP View Post
                    have you thought of putting the meaning of the different blocks on the back of the quilt? I know there is quite an history of underground quilts and their meanings on line.
                    Yes, I will go to Eleanor Burns' website and print the block with the meanings and add it as a block on the back of the quilt. I think it adds a very nice touch.

                    Sheep Farmer by day....sigpic....Quilter-in-Training by night
                    The Farmmyfarm

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                      Re: My Underground Railroad Quilt ala Eleanor Burns

                      I am not familiar with the underground quilts. I'll have to go look that up. Yours is very pretty and I love the attic window sashing. Nice touch.
                      Cindy

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                        Re: My Underground Railroad Quilt ala Eleanor Burns

                        If you google Underground Railroad quilt pattern, it most likely will show what is commonly known as the Jacob's Ladder pattern. Jenny did a tutorial on it using 2 colors. It can be made with any combination of colors. There are sample blocks & quilts on Quilters Cache. One displayed was made with scraps & is multi-colored. It's very pretty. It's a simple block to make. I think the usual block size is 12".

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                          #13
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                          Beautiful, beautiful quilt.

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                            #14
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                            I love this quilt! It's historical and very interesting.I bought the book years ago and had forgot all about it.
                            :icon_wave:Joan

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                              #15
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                              This is something I've been meaning to read up on too. Great quilt!

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