April is National Poetry Month, inspiring this set of patterns related to one of my favorite poets and literary genius: Edgar Allan Poe. (Although no one holds a candle to Neil Gaiman; sorry, Edgar!)
One of my most cherished "poor young couple" dates with my husband was a spring afternoon walking through the small but fascinating Poe Museum in Richmond, VA. We loved the bust that sits in the yard and I took many pictures of it. The Poe profile block was drafted from one of the photos of the bust.
The block is sized at 10" and is moderately complicated. Nothing too crazy, but quite a few sections to line up. To go along with the Poe profile block, I drafted an inkwell with feather quill. This one is a much simpler block to piece and a beginner with some experience under their belt could put it together. These two blocks were developed to be a pair (a 2x2 block mini quilt would look really good with patterns reversed in opposite corners), but this companion block is very versatile and would go along with a number of fandom, fantasy, or literary quilts.
Both patterns will be released to the shop once they are tested. If you are interested in testing, let me know!