Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Antebellum #8, Alice King, and Triangles

Southern Cross was a quick and easy block to make. 

Does that fabric look at all familiar? It was actually from 1996 and I'll tell you more in just a minute . . . 

I chose one of Susan McKelvey's classic inked designs in memory of my 2nd gr-grandmother, Alice King, who was born in 1826 in Preston, Lancashire, England.  

She married John Hankinson (last month's block) on October 10, 1838 at St. Michael's Church in the Parish of Liverpool. He was a bachelor and brick layer and she was a spinster both residing at 16 Kent Street.

They had six children: four born in England and two in NYC but only three survived to adulthood. One was my gr-grandfather, Frank Hankinson.

Alice died on Jan. 22, 1904 in NYC and in her will she left $100 to her grand-daughter Maud (my grandmother). The rest of her estate was divided equally between sons Charles and Frank and grandson John Charles.

Getting back to the fabric I used in this month's block . . . 

In 1996 I was in charge of GSQ's friendship quilt (more about it here) when Rachel was president and Natalie had provided some of the red fabrics . . .

. . . including this one. Note the same leaf design in her inked block :)

On another note . . . 

Yesterday I added a 4" border and corner blocks to Triangles :)

Enjoy your week!

Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Fabulous block. I do recognize the red but I don't remember that blue shashing fabric. Love the triangle corner blocks. This quilt looks like it stepped out of an 18th century home!

  2. I remember that fabric too. It looks lovely in both the older project and your recent one. I love the fabrics you used in the triangles. Love your stash.

  3. The fabrics you used are wonderful - we just can’t convince the fabric makers to bring back a second round sometimes - that blue in particular is super! Perfect inking in your block as always.

  4. Oh've done a fabulous block ! Anf this fabric is perfect to realize it !
    And how can I say about your incredible quilt...? WOW !!
    Thank you for sharing !!

  5. Gorgeous fabrics and your inkings are so special and personal! just visiting the link - wow what a wonderful friendship quilt that was!! who won it?