Continuing with the blocks from the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Sew Along, here’s #64 Monette.
The fabric I have used is ‘Blessings’ by Moda, my thread for piecing is Rasant 50wt in a sandy beige colour. I am piecing on my older Janome 6129 Quilters Edition using a quarter-inch foot.
I printed the pattern on normal paper and I make sure to remove the paper pieces carefully after trimming the section to the dotted line. The patterns are all available on the CD-ROM that comes with the book, you’ll need a copy of the book to be able to make the block, no measurements are given in this tutorial.
The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them by Laurie Aaron Hird for Fons & Porter/F+W; RRP $28.99 – Click here to purchase.
This time I have only made Monette by using the templates available from Marti Michell. I am enjoying using them and know they are worth the money to buy. There are rotary cutting direction available as well. The Conversion Chart is found here.
None of my fabric choices have directional prints that will affect whether I choose to place my blocks on point or straight. This is a consideration for when you cut your pieces of fabric. (a friendly reminder)
Making Block #64 Monette
Make sure all your pieces are cut out.
I chain stitched the many small squares before joining to the top and sides of the medium squares.
Make each of the four pieced units for each corner before assembling the block like a 9 patch, 3 rows of 3.
Press firmly between each step to help with seam placement and the neatness of your finished block. Press well when finished to help the bulk of seams in the corner sections stay flat.
The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew-along Blogger Line up
The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along Official Bloggers will be posting their tips, tricks and tutorials for the blocks as they are released. You’ll be able to find them at the following links.
24/11/2016: Tonya @ The Crafty Mummy
01/12/2016: Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting
08/12/2016: Rachel @ Wooden Spoon Quilts
15/12/2016: Peta @ She Quilts A Lot
22/12/2016: Cat @ Cat & Vee
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05/01/2017: Nadra @ Ellis & Higgs
12/01/2017: Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting
19/01/2017: Cat @ Cat & Vee
26/01/2017: Lucy @ Charm About You
02/02/2016: Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts
09/02/2017: Lisa @ In the Boon Docks
16/02/2017: Tonya @ The Crafty Mummy
23/02/2017: Janice @ Better Off Thread
02/03/2017: Kerry @ Kid Giddy
09/03/2017: Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties
16/03/2016: Nadra @ Ellis & Higgs
23/03/2017: Kitty @ Night Quilter
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