Today’s the day! It’s time for the second block in the Just Takes 2 – Benjamin Biggs quilt! Doesn’t it seem like it took a long time for this month to pass? Maybe it’s the season, all the snow or just the fact that we’re used to getting together twice a month instead of once.
Isn’t this a sweet block? The name on the block appears to be Mary P. Gilson. I think it’s really interesting the way the name is reverse appliqued into the center of the block. It makes me wonder if the quilter wasn’t happy with her fist signature and appliqued one that looked better into the block. It’s sure something I can see happening to me! Maybe someone else made the block and the signature was added later. Was this a type of fundraising quilt for the Biggs family and you could buy a block, having your name added? So many questions……..
In this picture you can see the signature a little more clearly and also the quilting of a circle around the signature square in the center. The little teardrops coming out from the circle are the perfect compliment.
I love this unique feather design that’s used on all four sides of the block. I’ve never seen it before. Individual feather teardrops were used as fillers. Actual size photos of the center design and this feather design are included in your pattern in case you want to use them on your quilt.