A good while ago, I purchased the book "Album quilts of Ohio's Miami Valley" by Sue Cummings. I have decided to create my own version with inspiration from blocks in the many pictures of the quilts that are in the book. The book is not a pattern book but a historical study of the album quilts unique to this area of the country. Here are my first two blocks. The background fabric is a natural color. I lightened the photos a bit as the sewing room was a bit dim today.
There are so many block ideas in my head that it is hard to pick which ones I would like to make. Many of the quilts had an eagle. Most were variations of the same pattern. I knew I wanted the eagle. The Pomegranate block looked like easy applique so I chose that for my second. Now back to the drawing board. Stop back soon to see my progress.