I am very pleased at the result of my Drunkard’s Path Block for the Underground Railroad Quilt Sampler. For my class tomorrow, we will discuss the layout of our blocks. My initial thought is to have the 10 main blocks and have it organized in a 4 x 3 block layout. With the extra two spaced, I could add a title and the words from Ozella McDaniel William’s Underground Railroad Quilt Code. My other option is add the quilt code into the sashing.
“The Monkey Wrench turns the Wagon Wheel toward Canada on a Bear’s Paw trail to the Crossroads. Once they got to the crossroads they dug a Log Cabin on the ground. Shoofly told them to dress up in cotton and satin Bow Ties and go to the cathedral church, get married and exchange Double Wedding Rings. Flying Geese stay on the Drunkard’s Path and follow the Stars.”
(Source: Ozella McDaniel Williams, as reported in “Hidden in Plain View: A Secret Story of Quilts and the Underground Railroad” by Jacqueline L. Tobin and Raymond G. Dobard. Published by Doubleday in 1999. Softcover edition by First Anchor Books, 2000.)
Links to Previous Underground Railroad Sampler Posts: Underground Railroad Quilt Class, Underground Quilt Blocks, The Underground Railroad Sampler Continues, Same Block with Many Names, Double Check the Double Wedding Ring, Take Two