In the late ‘90’s while perusing one of my many quilt books, I spotted this incredible 19th century quilt. After studying it for a bit, I realized that the original quilt had 50 autograph blocks and 49 stars. Ah, a perfect spot to make a quilt to celebrate the "Statehood" of our 50 great States. I began this quilt on January 1, 2000 and finished it in January 2008 – so let’s not quibble about how long it takes to make a quilt!!