Tuesday 25 September 2018

Farmers Wife 1920 Blocks 11 and 12

Block 11 - Broken Dishes
Are you sewing along with Gnomeangel to create a Farmer's Wife 1920s quilt?  The nice modern fabrics add an up-to-date spin on the blocks.  

Block 11 – Broken Dishes  (photo above)
My journal notes for this block state "Pretty block.  This block is the reason paper-piecing was invented."  My comment refers to the fact that I left the paper on each section to help with matching points and seams.  It wasn't until the block was complete that I took the paper away.  

Block 12 – Broken Sugar Bowl

Block 12 - Broken Sugar Bowl

This block is also known as 'Rocky Road to California' and dates back to the end of the 19th century.  My notes read simply "a nice hour sewing this block".   And so it was.  Until next time .....

1 comment:

  1. They are both so lovely! Your quilt top will be awesome. I have this book, but unfortunately have only completed a couple of blocks-now probably in the orphaned-block box.