January 25, 2016

Chart 31: Dolly (Aunt Dolly), Block #28 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along

Dolly is a two-day block. During the Sew Along, several blocks with over 50 pieces have been given an extra day. Maybe you want to cut one day and sew the next. My choice was to do a simplified Dolly with only 41 pieces, and then I'm posting a surprise bonus block in two days. You may like it as a replacement or an extra block if you are making a king-size quilt.

Just as there are no Quilt Police, there are no Sew Along Sampler Police! This is both a sampler quilt and your quilt. Make it the way you want. Let the book and the Sew Along be inspiration, encouragement, sharing and learning.

In that spirit, there are several blocks that I chose to simplify just a little. Just because you can put 57 pieces in a block, doesn't mean you have to, especially if the extra pieces don't really enhance the block.

Funny thing, this is another block that I made several weeks ago. At that time, I didn't realize I was making a block so similar to both Mrs. Brown and Lucy shown in FMM Chart #28.

My Aunt Dolly Block

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

From Marti Michell Chart #31

for Dolly, Block #28, and Aunt Dolly
In addition to our template conversion PDF download, you will want to read Gnome Angel's tutorials for these blocks.


  1. Thanks Marti for your encouragement and wonderful templates and your conversion charts. What would we do without you. I appreciate very much.

  2. Thank you for making Dolly more reasonable for me.