Hello all! This is the third in our installment of the 2012 Bible BOM. I hope you are as excited to get quilting as I am! BTW, if any of you have made these blocks and are able to post pictures, I know we would all like to see them. I personally would love to know if there is any interest in continuing this BOM, as I have not heard from anyone thus far. Anyway…on to the block!
“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.” Psalms 118:22 For those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, He is the cornerstone or foundation upon which we build our faith, as the cornerstone of a building is the one upon which the rest of the building is constructed.
As you may recall, I stated earlier that most homes in years past had few if any books in them. Many early settlers in the U.S. could not read or write. As stories were passed down from generation to generation, probably many of them were stories from The Bible. What better way for our fore-mothers to inspire their loved ones than to stitch a reminder of Biblical stories into a quilt block.
According to my sources, “Cornerstones” as a quilt block, was first documented in 1942 in The Kansas City Star newspaper. The block itself appears quite differently from the one we will be making. This information and a line drawing of the block can be found on p. 514 in Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns by Barbara Brackman.
This month’s installment as I am offering it here, can be found on quilterscache.com under the name of “Amish Diamond”. If you don’t wish to piece this particular block, any 12” block containing four equal squares, or ‘cornerstones’ will work. It’s after all your quilt, and there are NO quilting police!
I hope you enjoy working on our 2012 quilt! Again, if any of you are actually making this quilt, please let the group know. I would love to hear your comments.