Welcome to my day on the Around the Block US Tour where I share my Connecticut state quilt block!
I already shared a block for Vermont, the state where I went to college, in this post.
Today I am sharing a block for my home state of Connecticut!
One of my favorite places to go when I am back in my home state, is to go see family and friends! And that happens all over the state!
Next is the beach. I love hanging out by the water. Connecticut beaches can be rocky and they are primarily on Long Island Sound but it doesn’t mean they don’t get some waves! But, being by the water is my zen place.
There are other fun places to go in Connecticut. There are many hiking trails; one state favorite is Sleeping Giant in Hamden, which is my hometown! And when you get to the top, you can play in the castle.
There are other great places to hike all year but they are really pretty in the fall.
But, even in the winter hiking can be beautiful.
And there are wonderful farms and gardens.
My daughter is the assistant manager of Massaro Farms- an organic vegetable farm in Woodbridge that runs a CSA every year.
My block was created to honor the shoreline of Connecticut. My 2 sisters live in the shore town of Old Saybrook- best known for their most famous resident Katherine Hepburn! They also have 2 lighthouses and these are depicted in my block.
The background of my block is pieced and then I fused the lighthouse pieces on top.
Click here for my PDF to make your own Connecticut State quilt block!
Note: the block is listed in my shop and you will have to go through “check out”. But the block is complimentary and you will not be charged.
Have you been following along the Around the Block US Tour? If you missed any blocks, click here to visit the Tour website to catch up!
Most recent posts:
Feb 28 – Colorado
March 7 – Ohio
Coming up next will be:
March 21 – New Jersey
March 28 – Maine
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