Dear Daughter Block of the Month – Blocks 17-20

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I thought last month's blocks were pretty great but I'm just as excited about the ones this month. There's a great variety again and I can see lots of ways for you to personalize them to continue making this quilt your own. 

I'm at the lake this week and it's hot so inside at the computer isn't where I want to be. It seems nothing works out quite right when Independence Day lands on a Wednesday. Do you celebrate the weekend before or the weekend after of just the single day in the middle of the week?

The flowers are beautiful this summer but suffering in this heat. I've already watered the pots once today and by afternoon they'll be dry again.

I hope your summer (or winter depending where you live) is allowing for all the stitching time your heart desires. Let's get to day's blocks -

 

Block 17

This block is signed by Walter G Dunham - Ill. 1850

 

There's some great applique around this donut making it one of my favorites. 

This sweet cluster is on two of the corners and..........

this one is in the other two. There are simple circles appliqued to the top, bottom and sides of the block. 

Block 18

This block is signed -

May you be happy.

Jane Goodrich Milton

Sweet flower made from what are almost 60 degree diamonds. I love the quilting on this block!

Applique leaves on two corners using a familiar green fabric and..........

a cute little moon at the base of the flower.

Block 19

This block is signed by Daniel and Elizabeth Dunham - Piscataway NJ 1852

A great papercut block stitched in a double pink with a touch of yellow. Cute little diamonds quilted on all four sides.

Block 20

This block is signed -

For my son Maxon

As this block to others

join, think of me. Unions 

in another world. 

Your Father, Ada Dunham

Simple open squares appliqued in red and blue.

Each corner nicely mitered.

Click on the link below to get to the 5dollarbom.com and look for the listing for this months blocks. You can purchase the blocks for $0.00 (FREE) until August  1, 2018

 

Dear Daughter Blocks 17-20

 

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Dear Daughter Block of the Month – Blocks 13-16

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I have been so excited to bring you this month's blocks. We're taking a little departure from the sweet donuts we've been working on with a few new designs. 

I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it is to see all the blocks in the Facebook group. You're doing amazing work. I love how each person is putting their own spin on this quilt and making it their own. Great job everyone!

Block 13

 

This adorable block is signed

Martha L Perry

Fulton Rock Co 

Wisconsin

Sweet little flower buds

and perfect circles!

Block 14

 

This block is signed -

Your sister

Sarah L Randolph

Fulton Rock Co

Wisconsin

1850

I must admit, it boggles my mind to think how long ago the year 1850 was and the talent these quilt makers had.

Block 15

This blocks is signed -

Jeremiah Dunham

Piscataway NJ

May 25 1852

Classic applique with stem and leaves all cut from one piece of fabric. Sadly, it's pretty shade of green has faded away. If you've been using broderie perse in your quilt, it could be used for the flowers.

Block 16

This block is signed -

Dear Sister -

When this you see remember me

though many miles as far apart.

When this you see remember me and

bind it to your heart.

R. (unable to read) Ill.

and Ann Elizabeth Ellis Ill.

I headed to the cottage before I finished this post and didn't bring the quilt with me. I'll edit this post to let you know the date at the top arc of this donut when I can look at the quilt again.

 

There is broderie perse in the four corners of the block.

Here's another angle of the name I can't decipher. I haven't seen a similar name anywhere else on the quilt. I thought about making a list of possibilities and searching Ancestry.com to see if I can come up with anything. If you have any suggestions please leave a comment. 

Time to head over and get your blocks. Everything has been working smoothly with the web site but if everyone is trying to get their blocks at the same time you may experience some difficulty. Crossing my fingers and saying a prayer that you'll all breeze right through the process. Click on the link below to get to the 5dollarbom.com and look for the listing for this months blocks. You can purchase the blocks for $0.00 (FREE) until July 1, 2018

Dear Daughter Blocks 13-16

 

 

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Dear Daughter Block of the Month – Blocks 9-12

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It seems the month of April just flew right by. It was a busy fun time with several days spent at the Shipshewana Quilt Retreat. If you've never been to Shipshewana, the retreat is a great way to get introduced to the area. The next retreat is in November and Margaret Sampson George from Australia will be there. You can just attend the retreat or take a class or two if you like.  

This is one of her students quilts. Isn't it wonderful? I can't wait to learn about Margaret's unique way of blending all kinds of different fabrics into a quilt. Maybe I'll be able to use some of those pieces of fabric that were so beautiful in the store and I couldn't live without but am not quite sure what to do with them. Space is already getting limited for the retreat and classes! You can check out Margaret's classes at the retreat - HERE

Let's check out this months blocks. They are really fun and unique. I love seeing the photos you're posting in the Facebook group. There are going to be some amazing quilts when we're finished.

Block 9

This block is a great applique design.

It was signed - Caroline and Howll Nailor - Ill - 1852

Block 10

This block is signed by Martin Ellis and bears the inscription -

Suffer little Children

to come unto me

and

forbid them not.

 

I can't help but wonder if Martin made this block himself or is someone did it for him. I love that it's a square donut. There are small leaves appliqued in the corners.....

and the sweetest little hearts at the sides!

Block 11

This block was made by Sarah Jane Ellis - Ill - 1850

I love the pop of yellow in this little donut and the trio of leaves on each side of the block.

Block 12

This block is signed by

Martha Brown - Illinoise (yes, Martha seems to have used an incorrect spelling for the state) 1850

Some great broderie perse elements used in the corners and on the sides.

Time to head over and get your blocks. Everything has been working smoothly with the web site but if everyone is trying to get their blocks at the same time you may experience some difficulty. Crossing my finger and saying a prayer that you'll all breeze right through the process. Click on the link below to get to the 5dollarbom.com and look for the listing for this months blocks. You can purchase the blocks for $0.00 (FREE) until June 1, 2018

Dear Daughter Blocks 9 - 12

 

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