This was our first project in hand sewing or hand piecing. While Patchwork as we know it today with the elaborate patterns of design and color was not done in the Middle Ages. The beginnings of modern patchwork can be found in the late 1600's. In fact, all the individual block patterns used in this quilt were used in period. They were just not put together in this organized manner to form an overall pattern of color and design.
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