I’m a little behind on blogging, but I definitely want to put this block up here for posterity before more time passes. I absolutely love this pattern.
Rachel at Stitched in Color picked the Bourbon Street Quilt pattern for August in do. Good Stitches. Through an organization called Wrap Them in Love, our circle of 10 makes a quilt each month to benefit children who need a little extra love and attention.
The inspiration for this pattern is a vintage quilt found and photographed by The Lettered Cottage. Rachel instructed us to swap the red and white on our blocks so her quilt will come together a little differently. I’ve waited so long to blog this block that she already has a sneak preview up on her blog.
Sassafras Lane Designs produced a paper pieced pattern for Bourbon Street, and it’s available for instant download from Connecting Threads. As a nice gesture in support of our charity quilting, Connecting Threads donated copies of the pattern to members of the Love Circle. The center squares in the blocks are traditionally pieced, and only the red/white parts of the blocks use the paper piecing method. This is an easy pattern to try if you’re new to paper piecing, and the color possibilities are endless if you’re looking for a challenge!
I hope you’re enjoying the change in seasons. I’m extraordinarily happy to see some cooler weather moving my way, and I’m so ready to be snuggling under some quilts again. Cheers!