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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Dear Daughter Block of the Month Blocks 5-8

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It's only been a couple of weeks since we started this amazing quilt. To get us on a "1st of the month schedule" I'm posting the second set of blocks today. I've decided to leave the first four blocks available for free until May 1st so everyone who wants to join us has time to jump in and get started.

Do you remember my comments about all the donut blocks? I have been giving them a great deal of thought since I was bolted out of a sound sleep with one of those epiphanies that leave you sitting there shaking your head wondering why you didn't see something before that moment.

In my search for some wild and deep meaning for the donut blocks I overlooked the obvious symbolism of a simple circle. A circle has no beginning or end. It is endless, eternal, just the way love should be.  For anyone stitching a friendship block for a treasured friend or family member, the circle shape really says it all!

I'm now looking at these blocks with a new perspective and remember just how important symbolism was to quilters making quilts in the 1850s and how important it can still be today.  I haven't stitched a donut block yet, but today as I mourn the passing of a very special friend, I'll be picking out fabrics to make one in her honor. She saw the Dear Daughter quilt a couple of weeks ago when we started and exclaimed - I could do that, they're just circles. Always hopeful, enthusiastic for life and an amazingly talented quilter - I wasn't surprised when I heard that.  I hope you'll want to add your own little touches to the donut blocks reflecting things that have special meaning to you.

Block 5

Jonathan and Sarah Ann Dunham

Ill 1850

For the broderie perse on this block, leaf clusters were appliqued in the corners and a flower bud was appliqued on each side.

Block 6

Jane H Clawson

Search thy Scriptures

Marlborough NJ 1852

Sweet red diamonds were appliqued on the four sides of this block. I found it interesting that Marlborough was only established as a township in 1848, just two years before this block was made. It is now called Marlboro.

Block 7

Julia Ann Randolph

Ill

I'm in love with the smaller applique circles in the corners and fussy cut flowers appliqued on the sides of the block.

Block 8

Sarah M Randolph

Ill

More darling little applique circles and leaf clusters on the sides. Take note of this green fabric. It's used in several places in the quilt and even fussy cut at times. It looks one we should be able to find a reproduction to match. I'll be keeping my eyes open. I'm finding the same fabrics in blocks made in the two different parts of the country. It makes me wonder if someone handed out fabrics or they met and worked on the blocks together. Hmm............

That's our 4 blocks for the month of April. All you need to do is head over to the 5dollarbom.com web site, add those blocks to your shopping cart and checkout. Their price is $0.00. When you get to the end of the checkout process there will be a link on the last page to download the patterns. You'll also receive a follow up email with a link to download them too. If you ever lose any of your pattern files, you can log in and download them again.

 

Dear Daughter Blocks 5-6-7-8 - CLICK HERE

 

 

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