Block #3 - Kansas TroublesWelcome to the 20 Years of KTQ block-of-the-month quilt along. This week, we'll piece my namesake block, Kansas Troubles. Historically, this block was created during the Civil War by a quilter who was protesting slavery and all the violence between Kansas and Missouri during the vote to prohibit slavery in those states. I like the idea that women at that time found a way to express their views, even if they couldn't vote. Smart quilter.
If you'd like the instructions for this block and the rest of the 20 Years of KTQ quilt, go to ktquilts.com to order it HERE.
One of my piecers and our KT Event Coordinator, Kathy Limpic, offered to make this block for me since Robert and I took a little vacation last week. She did a great job piecing and taking photos for you. Note her pressing - it's perfection.
The quilt needed a few filler blocks, so I stitched up some extra HST to make pinwheel blocks with some leftovers from the KT block. Here are Kathy's pinwheels from the front, and back. She has pressed her seams open to lay flat.
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See you all on February 29th for Block 4.