|Road to California Quilt Block|
This month, the Quilters' Book Club is reading State Fair: a Benni Harper Mystery by Earlene Fowler. Do you love to quilt AND love to read? Then I invite you to join us. Each month, we read a book, discuss it through comments on my blog posts, and then make a quilt block to represent that book.
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State Fair is set in the imaginary town of San Celina, California. (San Celina is based on the actual town of San Luis Obispo.) The story takes place during the month of August, 1997. If you'd like to create a quilt block to represent the setting of the book, check out these blocks. Click on the block name to go to the free, online pattern:
California Quilt Block
Road to California Quilt Block
Rocky Road to California Quilt Block
The block shown above is also known as Road to California. The pattern can be found in Eleanor Burns' Egg Money Quilts. Here's a video from Eleanor Burns on the Road to California block. A free online pattern is available here in a two-color version. (Thanks to member Jo for finding this link for us!)
Carnival Time Quilt Block (paper pieced)
County Fair Quilt Block
Ribbon Star Quilt Block
Ribbons and Stars Quilt Block
State Fair Variation Quilt Block
The Ribbon Star Quilt Block
Woven Ribbons Quilt Block
What is your favorite carnival ride at the State Fair? Inquiring minds want to know! Answer in the comment section below. If you are reading via email, you must first click on the blog title to be able to comment and read the comments of others. By commenting, you are entering your name in a giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop! The more times you comment throughout the month, the greater your chances of winning! A big thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for this wonderful giveaway!
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post here.