Friday, August 30, 2013

Custer's Last Stand quilt block

April 30, 1933-This Custer's Last Stand quilt block commemorates the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876.

Nancy Cabot explains that "the quilt design, with it's square and surrounding triangles, is symbolic of the small group of American cavalrymen standing off the encircling Indians."

She goes on to tell of General Custer's widow's death in New York City on April 4, 1933!

This is another of those quilt blocks that I can not find any information on. I didn't make this block but I think it would be interesting to fussy cut motifs for the center.  Maybe, an I Spy quilt?

Here's what Custer's Last Stand looks like in a quilt-

Tomorrow-Building Blocks

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