Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Sun Rays Quilt Block and the Setting of Arizona Territory in These Is My Words, Part II

Do you love to quilt AND love to read?  I invite you to join the free, online Quilters' Book Club.  Each month, we read a book, discuss it through comments on my blog posts, and then make a quilt block to represent that book.  I research several potential blocks to go with the book's themes, setting, main characters, and events.  And I find the patterns free on the internet, making it easy for everyone to access.  Each member can choose the block or blocks they'd like to make.

To join, become a follower of my blog so you won't miss any blog post.  To make it super convenient, you can also sign up for my posts to be delivered right to you via email.  It is never too late to join and begin reading and sewing along with us.   

Our book to read and discuss during May 2014 is THESE IS MY WORDS: THE DIARY OF SARAH AGNES PRINE by Nancy E. Turner.  It's historical fiction, but the author based the book on the life of her great-grandmother.  Get the book from your local library or bookstore and join us!  It's also available on Kindle right here. 

The setting of this book is the Arizona Territory from 1881-1901.  If you'd like to make a block to represent this setting, in my previous post there are links to several free patterns right here.  But I have even more links today.  You could make an entire Arizona sampler quilt if you wanted to!

Desert Corsage Quilt Block

Desert Flower Quilt Block

Prickly Pear Quilt Block

Sage Bud Quilt Block

Saguaro Cactus Paper-Pieced Quilt Block

Summer's Sun Quilt Block

Sun Rays Quilt Block

When you think of Arizona, what three words come to mind?  Inquiring minds want to know!

You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Cowboy Boot Quilt Block and the Setting of These Is My Words.


  1. Dry Sunny Retirees. I have never been there so this may be way off base.

  2. Gorgeous quilt block, Susan! When I think if Arizona I think hot, dry, desert (though I know it's not all like that). And the Grand Canyon, of course.

  3. I have lived in Arizona for 14 years now. The Grand Canyon takes your breath away with its vastness and majesty. The history of the west is interesting and still in view in places. The wildlife and flowers are unique.

  4. Of course the Grand Canyon and the Petrified Forest and the Pueblo Indians. I once drove from California to Ohio and on the New Jersey passing through Those places ... three kids and a husband sleeping as I drove. The stops were a wonderful opportunity to get out from behind that wheel and stretch my legs.

  5. Hot, desert, Grand Canyon.


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