A Beothuk QAL Update
It’s time to get sewing on the Beothuk quilt along that Sandra at mmm Quilts is hosting. Today she releases some tips and information to get into the meat of the quilt top, but it’s not too late to get started. You’ll find more details on her website, as well as our post showing our fabric choices from a few days ago.
I carefully made a list of all the different size pieces we need for our version of Beothuk. Since we have the exact fabrics as pictured above in Sandra’s rendition, I imagine it will pretty much replicate it closely. I handed the list off to The Cutting Department a.k.a. Sue. Since Sue is also Miss Organization she carefully labeled each fabric with the color names I chose. Cutting commenced before you knew it with time to spare.
The background of the Beothuk people keeps praying on my mind, and I’d be remiss without sharing a bit of it with you. They were the descendants of an Indian culture called the Little Passage Complex. Good ‘ole Google informs me that they are the aboriginal people of the island of Newfoundland. They were Algonkian-speaking hunter-gatherers who probably numbered less than a thousand people at the time of European contact. They became extinct in 1829 mostly from disease.
Our pieces are all cut and we’re ready to get sewing (if we get a machine back soon). If you have a few fat quarters and some yardage, you can make your own flavor of a Beothuk quilt.
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