The Last Runaway

I have just finished a wonderful book I picked up in a charity shop: The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. It is all about quilting! Well, perhaps quilting is more of a theme running through the story, but there is plenty of sewing of various kinds, quilts galore, Quakers, slaves, journeys. I won’t say too much because I won’t spoil your fun. But if you want a good read, or a present for a sewing friend, do get hold of a copy. And the author hasn’t paid me to say this…

The block pattern shown here is called Ohio Star, Ohio being the state in the US where most of the story’s action takes place.

Ohio star pattern
Ohio star pattern


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