Block #60 Mary Gray
So I have been sewing right along and found that though I have made block 60 Mary Gray as in the book, Marti Michell has offered an alternate block. So my tutorial is for the original in the book and not the alternate design.
I’m using a range of fabrics call Blessings by Moda which I think is a lovely choice for these blocks considering the stories and letters in the book.
I have been trying out the templates all the way through this project and have loved using them, they make the block construction so much faster, and very accurate. Granted this block did not use the templates so much as Marti explains here, but I did use them for the 2 different sized triangles and then built on the block by adding strips the width of the templates given in the book and then sewing the five sections together. Then I used the original large triangle as a guide to cut the sides of the blocks square and this made the corners in the centre of the strip. So it is possible to make Mary Gray if you want to.
Continuing with the blocks from the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Sew Along, here’s #64 Monette. The fabric I have used is ‘Blessings’ by Moda, my thread for piecing is Rasant 50wt in a sandy beige colour. I am piecing on my older Janome 6129 Quilters Edition using a quarter-inch foot. I printed the pattern on […]
A while ago in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Facebook group it was noticed that a number of people were wondering how they could use their templates that they had purchased for other purposes. Angie has collected a few of the bloggers and we have each designed a mini quilt to show you what’s possible with […]
Block # 18 – Carol The fabric I have used is ‘Blessings’ by Moda, my thread for piecing is Rasant 50wt in a sandy beige colour. I am piecing on my older Janome 6129 Quilters Edition using a quarter-inch foot. I printed the pattern on normal paper and I make sure to remove the paper […]
Over the past 9 months I have been joining in with thousands of other sewers around the world making blocks from The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s sampler by Laurie Aaron Hird. This has been a learning curve for me as I had not used the templates From Marti Michell before starting this project. As one of […]
Viola is the second of 2 checkerboard blocks this week, this time combined with some quarter square triangles. This block has 3 different fabric choices and by using chain piecing techniques, actually went together quite fast. Tutorial – Viola
‘Nancy’ is my first block for the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt as I have had a few other projects to finish. I have had my fabric chosen for a while now and have been watching the blocks on the Facebook group and from other bloggers with a touch of envy. Nancy is block number […]