T Block Quilt Along

This month T block was called Imperial T and I have to say it is my favorite block so far. That’s most likely because I am finally getting the hang of the flying geese.

Imperial T 


So far I have completed 3 different block patterns, the Double T, Capital T and this month’s Imerial T. Block 4 will come out tomorrow and I am excited to get started on it.

Isabella of    Then and Again Quilts  is hosting this “T” Quilts, Sew-Along – please click on either link to learn more about it and come quilt along with us.

The history of this block is fascinating and Isabella has been doing an awesome job of investigating and learning about this wonderful block, sharing her knowledge and coaching us along in the quilt along.

The origin of this block is in question but seems to have been associated with the temperance movement at one time but I want to leave the history to our hostess who has done a considerable amount of research into this topic. ** the above sentence was rewritten as a clarification and an addition to my original posting – I have heard from Isabella regarding the origins of the T quilt and that there is not enough proof that this quilt stands for the temperance movement.


Temperance or not I found an amazing letter pertaining to the Temparance movement that I am sharing.

While looking on ebay for vintage photo’s – a hobby – I came across a ‘lot’ of pictures mixed in with some magazines and letters. One letter jumped out at me and I had to purchase the whole lot (minimal cost) to get my hands on this

Amazing Letter 


I have been unsuccessful in locating any information on a Roxborogh Throckmorton or his poor departed friend Avery Fortesque (Ancestry/google)  I have no clue to an actual time frame of this letter as no date was written on it. The temperance movement has seen many waves of renewal and activity.

I have no real proof this letter is even genuine.  However, I have been able to find numerous accounts to the movement specific to the term ‘temperance disciple’ in newspapers.com Here are two I found that are quite fun, if fun is the right word. One from Buffalo and one from Brooklyn.



Daily Commercial Advertiser (Buffalo, New York, United States of America) · 19 Jan 1837, Thu · Page 2




The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, Kings, New York) · 9 Jul 1845, Wed · Page 2




If you would like to participate in the sew along click here. You can also visit the other participants by clicking on their link below. Happy Quilting!

Please take a moment to jump over to Bella and Nanette’s page to see their blocks

Nanette & Bella

8 thoughts on “T Block Quilt Along

  1. kathyreeves January 31, 2019 / 11:41 pm

    That’s a cool letter to find! Your block is just BEAUTIFUL! Well done Sharon!

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    • nwpaintedlady February 1, 2019 / 1:21 pm

      Thank you Kathy – I am getting the hang of it and as we know fabric choice does hold a key 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Deb February 1, 2019 / 3:08 am

    I love your back ground fabric!❤️What an interesting letter.Ebay does hold some treasures every now and then

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    • nwpaintedlady February 1, 2019 / 1:34 pm

      Thanks, Deb ~ the material choice certainly makes the block. Ebay, a fun treasure hunt!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. KerryCan February 1, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    That letter is a hoot! I, myself, sort of like whiskey and beer–I wonder if Mr. Throckmorton would like me to join him on stage! 🙂 Your block looks great–I can tell you’re loving this project!

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    • nwpaintedlady February 1, 2019 / 1:31 pm

      LOL, you got me laughing with that reply. I am loving this project! – after I got the hang of it 🙂


  4. Texas Quilter February 1, 2019 / 2:09 pm

    Your block is so unique! Fun fabrics and striking! The letter is interesting! I am enjoying the Capital T – Hugs Sharon


    • nwpaintedlady February 1, 2019 / 2:22 pm

      Thank you Nanette- I really like the clean look of the use of solid colors better. I am sorry I didn’t start with that. Hugs back 🙂


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