This quilt has includes blocks to commemorate the sites of the 9/11 attacks. The border and quilt center have sixty-four stars, which represent the fifty states and fourteen territories of the United States of America. The quilt can be made with or without the star border.
The center block is called Washington’s Own (Finley, 1929) and celebrates the brave people who both survived and gave their lives at the Pentagon. The corner blocks , which look like a quarter of a sun, and the diamond border are called New York Beauty (Home Art Studios, Cincinnati Enquirer, 1933). These blocks are for victims of the World Trade Center. The cross-hatched blocks in the center of each side are Pennsylvania Cross Roads (Clara Stone, Practical Needlework, 1906). These four blocks on each side honor those passengers that fought the hijackers that crashed the plane in Stoney Creek, PA. The stars throughout the quilt are for all of our patriots on this day – those who survive, those who mourn and those still trying to cope with the event.
Finished size with star border – 90 inches x 90 inches
Finished size without star border – 72 inches x 72 inches
Fabric Requirements for Hoffman Watercolors:
1377-3 Snow (white) 5 ¼ yd 4 ½ yd
1895-17 Cobalt (dark blue) 5 ½ yd 3 ½ yd
1895-123 Lapis (medium blue) 1 ½ yd ¾ yd
1895-143 Ruby (dark red) 1 yd 1 ¾ yd
1895-5 Red (medium red) 1 ½ yd 1 ¼ yd
Binding ¾ yd ¾ yd
Batting 82” x 82” 100” x 100”
Backing 7 ½ yd 9 yd
The pattern includes foundation piecing, curved piecing and y-seams. Detailed instructions are included for all steps.
It is designed with Hoffman Watercolors – Snow, Red, Ruby, Lapis and Cobalt.