Around the World BOM
Block 7
Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty (New York City, USA) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along

Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com
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.

Statue of Liberty seen from the Circle Line ferry, Manhattan, New York, Creative Commons file, originally found here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Statue_of_Liberty,_NY.jpg
image by William Warby is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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.
Jason and Sheri NYC wedding

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:

Statue of Liberty (NYC, USA) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along
Statue of Liberty (New York City, USA) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids
Statue of Liberty (New York City, USA) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along
Statue of Liberty (New York City, USA) block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements

detail of Statue of Liberty (New York City, USA) quilt block made with Art Gallery Fabrics Elements. Foundation paper piecing pattern, part of Around the World Block of the Month Quilt Sew Along

Statue of Liberty (New York City, USA) block — a foundation paper piecing pattern part of the Around the World quilt block series.

Statue of Liberty (New York City, USA) block — a foundation paper piecing pattern part of the Around the World quilt block series.


Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

Want to sew along with us?
Register for the Around the World Block of the Month here and get the pattern.


Additional links:
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?
Comment below!

Until next month happy stitching,
Sheri


Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com Around the World travel themed block of the month program. Make these blocks / mini quilts that celebrate architecture from around the world. Foundation paper pieced quilt sew along. Available at wholecirclestudio.com

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2 Comments

  1. 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.

    1. 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

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