Dear Daughter Block of the Month – Blocks 33 – 36

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There's a great mix of blocks this month with lots of room for creativity. I can't wait to see what everyone does with these. I think you'll have lots of fun so let's get right to them -

Block 33

Catherine R Duhham

and

Abraham Dunham

Remember Us

May 1852

I love the striped fabric in this block. At first glance you think it's used haphazardly but the quilter was selective in the placement of her templates when cutting out the pieces. I really struggled when drawing this block. The "fussy budget" side of me wanted to make things symmetrical on the corners but in the end I decided to stay true to the block and leave it a bit wonky.

Block 34

To my Sister

Sarah -

Eunice Burns

Ill 1850

There's some great broderie perse on this block in a fabric we've seen before. Personally, I'd love a few yards of the fabric used in the donut!

Block 35

Prudence A Blackford

May 25 1852 Piscataway NJ

Look at the two photos above carefully - all of the green stems and leaves in the block are actually broderie perse from a familiar green fabric we've seen before. The pattern has guidelines drawn around the center flower to help you select a fabric in the appropriate size. I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone interprets this block.

Block 36

Ephraim

and

Frances M Holton

Ill

1850

This block has broderie perse on the four sides and corners. Nothing is symmetrical about anything except the donut. If you look closely at the corners, you can see where the quilter cut out pieces from her fabric following the flow of the sprig of flowers. None of them are the same. The sides are little bud motifs.

 

I guess that's all I can think of for this month. 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 December 1, 2018

 

Dear Daughter Blocks 33 - 36

 

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Dear Daughter Block of the Month – Blocks 29 – 32

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We have a nice group of blocks this week - 

Block 29

For My Sister S

Martha Jane Dunham

Ill

1850

 

Block 30

Veisiah Titsworth

Piscataway NJ

May 25 1852

Block 31

Harriet June Randolph

Fulton

Rock County

Wisconsin

Block 32

Rachel Dunham

Plainfield NJ

May 25 1852

This block is pieced and the leaves appliqued on the rectangles.

 

I guess that's all I can think of for this month. 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 November 1, 2018

 

Dear Daughter Blocks 29 - 32

 

 

 

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Dear Daughter Block of the Month – Blocks 25 – 28

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Hello everyone! We had a cool morning today so I know September is arriving tomorrow and the color change of the leaves isn't far off. It's also a holiday weekend so there is family coming and going over the next couple of days. We're all trying to squeeze the last little bit from summer than we can.

With fall approaching, it's time to think about the November Shipshewana Quilt Retreat. This year you have the opportunity to take classes from a world renowned teacher - Margaret Sampson George. I can't wait to take one of her classes. I have a feeling I'll look at my quilting in a totally different way after taking the class. The Friday class is sold out but there is still room in the Thursday and Saturday classes. Margaret will also be presenting a lecture on Friday evening. Use the links in this paragraph to read more about the retreat and classes.

I have to begin thinking about next year's quilt. Do we want to do another applique quilt or would you like a break from the hand stitching and work on a patchwork quilt? How about a year of 1930s quilts based on my family history in quilting? I am happy to do either and admit I'll be forced to do the family history stuff soon. I'm not getting any younger and I don't want to start forgetting what needs to be documents. Maybe if I start early we could do more than one thing.  Please leave me a comment  here or email me to let me know what you'd prefer.

I have 4 more Dear Daughter blocks for you today. As I was taking the photographs I couldn't help but notice that some of the prettiest blocks are in the last half of this quilt. I think you're going to really enjoy each one as we finish this project.

Block 25

Ann F Randolph

St Market St Tr (? I'm not sure about this. Any ideas?)

Peased in Wisconsin

Fulton Co 1850

This is similar to one of the earlier blocks but the flower faces to the right. I really like the way this one was done and the way it was quilted.

Block 26

Your Brother

Barzillai F Randolph

Fulton Rock Co

Wisconsin

1850

I'm smitten with this block. I'd love to make an entire quilt of this one setting them together right next to each other. I think we can be pretty sure what looks like tan fabric was originally green. 

Block 27

Elizabeth Dunham

Piscataway NJ

1852

Block 28

Martin H Barned

Ill

1850

Here's another donut with some great broderie perse. It seems we have three blocks this time where the green fabric has faded to tan. 

I guess that's all I can think of for this month. 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 October 1, 2018

 

Dear Daughter Blocks 25 - 28

 

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