December 16, 2015

Chart 24: Autumn, Block #9 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew-along

Woo hoo! 

We have completed over one-quarter of the 99 blocks for the Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt!

The Autumn block is like a tiny little medallion quilt. You make the center of the block first and work out. Check the sizes as you go along. The irregular 9-patch center should be the exact size of B-10. After you add the corner triangles, confirm the new square is correct size with B-8.

Using the templates to cut the exact size and shape needed is great! Using the templates to true-up sub-units as you sew along is a bonus.

My Autumn Block

Click on the image for a larger view. Click the link to download the Template Conversion Chart for Autumn:

In addition to our template conversion PDF download, you will want to read Gnome Angel's tutorials for these blocks.

We’re Taking a Break

If you are thinking about or planning to do our 8-1/2 inch mystery quilt blocks and haven’t started yet, now is the time.  Look at my November 2 post (Chart 11) for the first four blocks and on November 11 (Chart 14) for Nancy -- here she is at 6 inches for the Farmer's Wife 1930s quilt and 8-1/2 inches for our mystery quilt. The small block makes 8-1/2 inches look huge, doesn't it?!

Click on the photo to see a larger view.

Just for good measure, here are two more 8-1/2 inch blocks for the mystery quilt. How many more there will be is still a mystery.

For the 8-1/2 inch Ava block, cut the * squares the same way you did for the 6-inch Ava block, substituting template B-14 for D-29. (See Chart #19.)


  1. Happy Christmas and New Year. Also lots of stitching.

    1. Thanks, Clare -- Wishing the same for you and all our quilting friends!

  2. Hmmm Googledocs didn't want to let me download the copy as usual... something different about this copy? Will try again tomorrow! Thanks Marti!

    1. Hi Karen -- We just tested it again and it downloads and prints fine for us. If you continue to have trouble, write to Patti through the "contact us" button on the website.

  3. Hi Marti! I love these mystery templates. I cannot figure out the piece or size for the small squares in Ava. Thanks and happy new year!

    1. Hi Gina, thanks for asking! We inadvertently omitted that info on the diagram above and will rectify that. Meantime, the small square is cut with triangle template B-14 using the same easy method we used on the PDF for the 6-inch Ava block. Substitute B-14 for D-29 in that diagram and you'll have the correct size square for the 8-1/2 inch Ava. So sorry for the omission!