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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2 Responses to “Dear Daughter Block of the Month – Blocks 9-12”

  1. Nancy May 1, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

    Thank you for offering these patterns at no charge. I hope I can do a good job with them!

  2. Linnie Middleton May 4, 2018 at 8:24 am #

    I had no trouble downloading blocks 1-4 and 5-8, but for some reason I am unable to get 9-12. I have clicked on everything that says 9-12 but nothing works. Any suggestions?

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