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Introducing Follow Me to Freedom

Follow Me to Freedom, 64 X 85 inch red and white Underground Railrod quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2022. NFS

Follow me to Freedom started with 6 inch Underground Railroad blocks in red and white. I wanted an Underground Railroad quilt made with smaller blocks.

I decided to place the blocks in a landscape setting so I pieced a red background and added house blocks and tree blocks. Because I love words in my quilts, I appliqued the words “Follow Me to Freedom” and “Harriet Tubman”. I embellished the houses and trees with buttons, yo-yo’s and silk flowers. My friend Maxine Moore quilted the quilt on her long arm.