Some time ago, Sue, Tracee, Marg and myself decided to have our own little quilt-along, making the Underground Railroad quilt from this book by Eleanor Burns, and getting together on the first Friday evening of each month for FNWF (hosted by the amazing Cheryll), to make each block.
Our first block - we are working in order through the book - is the Underground Railroad block. Sue, Tracee and Marg opted to go with the green/brown/cream colours used in the book, but I decided on red/cream/blue for my colours, although having now seen their green/brown/cream results I am feeling a bit torn!.
This is the result of our first night's sewing ~
We were very industrious ~ look at these ladies hard at work!
We do find this book quite hard to follow, the instructions are not well written. I think Marg's face in the picture above says 'what the hell does that mean'!!
As we are doing this quilt-along from a book, I am joining in this month with Vroomans Quilts for 'Let's Book It 2014'.
We had originally decided to do just one block a month, but, with 15 blocks to make, have decided we will probably make two blocks a month going forward.
Now, I just need to make a final decision about my colours, before we go on to the next block .....