April 11, 2016

Chart 46: Tracy, Large and Small, Block 97 in the Farmer's Wife Sew Along

It has been awhile since we have converted any blocks to 8-1/2 inches for our 8-1/2 inch mystery quilt blocks, so this week we have 2 PDFs for you. 😊 After the PDF for the 6-inch Tracy block, you can download and print a second PDF for the 8-1/2 Tracy block. They will look almost identical, so please be careful!

Speaking of 8-1/2 Inch Blocks…

Now that we are doing only one block per week, if you miss making 2 blocks, you may want to start making the 8-1/2 inch blocks. Four were posted with Chart 11 on November 2, 2015. They were Caroline, Old Maid, Jenny and Addie.

In the November 11 post with Chart 14, we added Nancy.

And on December 16, with Chart 24, we added Ava and Cat.

Are you ready for Setting Triangles?

In two weeks, I'll be writing about cutting the setting triangles using regular and specialty rulers (our Multi-Size Half-Square Triangle Ruler happens to be the exact overall size; you can rotate it on the strip to get the correct grainline!)

My Tracy Block

Click on the image for a larger view. Click the links below to download the Chart for cutting and making Tracy:

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.


  1. Thanks for another 8.5 inch block. I thought about those about a month ago and decided the rest of the blocks were too difficult to translate into that size. :) Thanks Marti for all your help through this quilt-along. You are the best!