Just Takes 2™ Benjamin Biggs Quilt Block 17

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It's the first day of May and I'm headed back to the cottage again. We have great plans to pull old insulation out of the attic and a new, more winter worthy amount before it gets too hot to work up there. We'll see how long we hold up. It's going to be a messy, dirty job and I haven't quite envisioned how we're going to get the terrible mess that's up in the attic down through the hatch and out the door without turning the kitchen into a disaster zone but we'll see.
Zoe Helping with Yard Work April 2015 Here's Zoe helping with the yard work last weekend. She decided this spot on top of the yet to be installed dock would be a great place to supervise!

Today is a Just Takes 2 quilt block day and we have a really pretty, traditional block for you today.

Benjamin Biggs Block 17

Block 17

Benjamin Biggs Block 17 Center

Elen Morrison
Thomas Creek
1848


The town is better known as Tom's Creek and mentioned frequently in historical accounts of the area. I couldn't find much information on Elen and I have a feeling her name might actually be Ellen. Many of these blocks were made by girls in their teens. I did find some interesting reading about a church in Tom's Creek. At least one of the surnames names mentioned in the article is also in your blocks. The Early Years at Tom's Creek United Methodist Church

Border PlacementThere were some questions in the Just Takes 2 Facebook group about placement of the swags on the border. I tested a half strip last night and put together this diagram I hope will help if you're having trouble with your border. If you'd like a PDF version of this to add to your pattern you can download it - HERE

I'm sure Brenda has something wonderful planned for you today so head over and don't forget to download your block while you're there!

 

Just Takes 2™ Benjamin Biggs Quilt
Block 17
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