Welcome to our seventh Around the World Block of the Month + Quilt Sew Along location! If you haven’t signed up yet for the Around the World BOM, it’s not too late! Jump in at any time and join us for this super fun foundation paper piecing (FPP) quilting journey. You’ll have a collection of modern, travel inspired quilt blocks in no time! Sign up here.
This month we “travel to” a symbol of freedom and democracy here in the United States, the Statue of Liberty.
A little bit about Lady Liberty…
The Statue was a given to the United States from France in 1886 to celebrate the friendship between the two countries during the American Revolution. This national monument resides on Ellis Island, which is under the care of the National Parks Service. Head on over to the official Statue of Liberty page to discover more about this beautiful sculpture.
Here’s a fun fact: In order to get the Statue of Liberty to the US, it was broken down into 350 pieces and packed in 214 crates.
This month’s destination, New York City, is close to my heart. Not only do I live close to the city, but my family is originally from here and Jason and I got married in Manhattan.
Let’s get started!
Here are some tips as you piece your Statue of Liberty block. If you need a little bit of extra help with foundation paper piecing, be sure to check out this video tutorial/mini-class.
Statue of Liberty Blocks:
Want to sew along with us?
Register for the Around the World Block of the Month here and get the pattern.
• Using starch to make piecing easier: tips and a tutorial
• Around the World: Ready for Take Off! (introduction video)
• Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) basics: video tutorial/mini-class
• Around the World Block 1 — Great Pyramid of Giza : Cairo, Egypt
• Around the World Block 2 — Tower Bridge : London, England
• Around the World Block 3 — Machu Picchu : Lima, Peru
• Around the World Block 4 — Parthenon : Athens, Greece
• Around the World Block 5 — Burj Al Arab : Dubai, UAE
• Around the World Block 6 — Colosseum : Rome, Italy
Be sure to share your block progress using the #ATWBOM and #StatueofLibertyBlock on Instagram so we can see everyone’s progress!
Have you visited or lived in NYC?
Until next month happy stitching,
In 1966 I traveled to Wales, United Kingdom, to meet my extended family. I began that journey by traveling by train to NYC and while there visited the Statue of Liberty and climbed the stairs up into her crown for a spectacular view of New York. Years later I visited Paris and saw the smaller version of the statue that was just sent to the US to honor our Independence Day this year.
Hi Maureen— Thank you for sharing your wonderful memories! I’m so happy to hear that this quilt block reminded you of your trips. Be well, Sheri