The challenge was to piece advanced level blocks with 'set in' patches from Judy Martin's Scraps, Blocks & Quilts book ©1990 published by Crosley-Griffin Publishing Company, Inc. A Connecticut Yankee is on page 33 and the first block in a series of advanced piecing blocks. Of course I challenged myself to start with #1 and piece every one through page 59, which was a total of 66 blocks. With a ginormous scrap pile beside my sewing machine, a copy machine for copying templates, rotary cutting tools and felt wall to layout the 79 pieces in A Connecticut Yankee...it was not long before my short attention span kicked in. All in all and between other projects I completed at least a dozen blocks...I skipped around...so much for starting with #1 and finishing with #66.
Wow...all of a sudden, I'm realizing there is a 'Family' historical connection to this YoYo Jacket with way more than a 15 year history...more like 312 years.
My 5th Great Grandfather and Grandmother were 'Connecticut Yankees'.
A Connecticut Yankee Quilt Block with Family Ties!