February 15, 2016

Chart 37: Mirror Images and Bea, Block #11 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along

Mirror Image Alert

It has been a few weeks since our last mirror image alert, and wouldn't you know, it is parallelograms again. Trim one strip set right side up and one wrong side up. You could put the strips right sides together, but be careful if you do -- the seam allowances build up height and can make your FMM Template S-100 rock during cutting. (Download the template conversion chart for cutting details.)

I love Bea's letter from "Queen Bee" in Nebraska. It exemplifies the saying,

Be careful -- just when you think you have pieced the mirror-image basket handles and the rest of the block is triangles, the mirror-image basket feet are waiting to be sewn!

My Bea Block

Click on the image for a larger view. 

Click the link to download the cutting and sewing chart for Bea:

From Marti Michell Template Conversion Chart #37
for cutting and sewing the Bea block
In addition to our template conversion PDF download, you will want to read Gnome Angel's tutorials for these blocks.

Queen Bee image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy, http://thegraphicsfairy.com/

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.

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