June 6, 2016

Chart 54: Poppy Block 83 and Our Pippa, in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along

Who is Pippa?

Pippa is Poppy's cousin.  This block has exactly the same pieces as Poppy. Only the fabric arrangement has been changed.

 

More Adventures with Peaky and Spike

In our post with Chart 49, we included the basic information about Peaky and Spike. We shared how the two triangles are drafted and showed why the engineered corners make the sewing so easy! The last two blocks, Doris and Judy, incorporated the most common combination of the triangles and the arrangement that is perfect for the engineered corners.

However, in some patchwork blocks, like Poppy, the triangles can be sewn together in different ways BUT the acrylic engineered corners can not change. Guess what? Even though the corners can not change, the way we use them can change!

On the outer row of the Poppy block several Spike triangles are rotated and sewn together into a strip. If you trim off the corners the normal way, there is still guesswork for perfect alignment of the triangles. But follow the corner trimming instructions on page 2 of the PDF and you will sew a perfect row of Spike triangles.

Cutting Little Pieces with Big Tools

There is not a Peaky and Spike set in the template Set S, but template S-99 can be used to cut the strip width that you need. Then use the acrylic points from Set C, Set D or the Multi-size Peaky and Spike Set to complete the cutting.

Please Read, Then Cut and Sew

Image courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

It is such a good idea to familiarize your self with the directions before beginning to cut and sew. It is especially nice not to make a mistake when you have 64 pieces in a 6-inch block! If you read the instructions, then proceed step by step, I bet you will be just as happy with your finished block as I am with mine. 😊

My Pippa Block


Click on the image for a larger view. Click the link below to download the Chart for cutting and making Pippa and Poppy:

Visit these other Farmer's Wife Sew Along blogs, too, for sewing tutorials and other info about the Poppy block:

http://gnomeangel.com

http://theelvengarden.blogspot.com.au/2016/06/the-farmers-wife-1930s-block-tutorial.html

If you've read this far… 

Guess what?  We're having another contest!  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below to let us know if you're making Poppy or Pippa and you could win a set of our multi-size Peaky & Spike templates!  Contest ends June 13.  We'll use a random picker and post an update on this page to announce the winner, so be sure to check back on June 14 to see if your name is selected! The winner will have two weeks to contact us via our 800 number or by email. Our contact info is at http://www.frommarti.com/contact_us.shtml  If we don't hear from the winner by June 27, we'll select a new name and update this post with that person's name -- so be sure to bookmark this page!  Good luck and thanks for making your blocks with our templates!

Update!

The contest is closed and Susan Smith's name was randomly selected as the winner of the Peaky & Spike Template Set!  We're looking forward to hearing from Susan about where to send her fun new tools!





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.

47 comments:

  1. I think I am making Poppy. Love using your templates.

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  2. Hi Marti
    I love your Pippa ... So I'm making Pippa! Thank you for a great option :-)
    Diane Iazzetta
    sewdiane@cox.net

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  3. I'll try poppy... Pippa is too much a princess for me!!!
    I'll cross fingers!

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  4. I will make Poppy and Pippa
    Gloria Noelker

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  5. Interesante post, Marti!
    Y un bloque precioso!

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  6. It will be Pippa for me. Thank you, Marti, for making this a fun sew along.

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  7. I decided to go with Pippa, because I then can get more practice using Marti's templates, which I love!

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  8. I plan on making both Pippa and Poppy. I can't believe the amount of information you have given us throughout this QAL. I have learned a lot.

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  9. I'm not able to make the block at this time but I am learning so very much, Thank you for your post and detailed instruction .pd

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  10. I have been purchasing the templates I don't have as I go along. I do not have Peaky and Spike and have put these blocks aside for now. So far, with the help of your templates, everything is moving along smoothly. I am a little behind but will catch up. Thank you for sharing your charts with us, they really make assembling the blocks so much easier.

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  11. Marti, I love Pippa! And her name! I am going to make both blocks. I love both of these blocks, can these translate into a bigger block, like some of the eight inch ones you have given us? And the block, Mrs. Smith?

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    1. Hi Margaret! Glad you like Pippa. We're not converting these blocks to 8-1/2 inches for the mystery quilt because they are 5-patch designs, which doesn't convert to template-friendly unit sizes. But you can use Sets A and C to make them 15 inches finished, or Sets B and D for 20 inch finished blocks. :)

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    2. Also, Mrs. Smith can be converted to 8 inches finished, but not 8-1/2 inches, which is our mystery quilt block size.

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  12. I'm going to make a Pippa! I'm a template convert, for sure.

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  13. I shall make Pippa, it is so much easier with your templates

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  14. probably pippa but i will try poppy in case one of the other blocks don't turn out the way I hope

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  15. I plan on doing Pipp a. I just purchased the templates and book. I catching up.

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  16. Pippa for me
    Sharon
    smbvenus1@windstream.net

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  17. I did Poppy for mine! :)

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  18. I'm going to make Poppy AND Pippa! And in case I haven't said it before...I'm a new MM fan thanks to FQS1930farmerswife and just love your products so much. Thank you for all the work you've done for this project. 💗

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  19. I am going to make poppy and given time, will be giving Pippa a go. Am up to date with blocks started after January and gradually catching up on the pre-January . Love the sew along.

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  20. I am new to this blogging life so bear with me please. I have poppy under control and Pippa on my horizon. Started sewalong in January and up to date from there on but gradually catching up with the pre-January ones. Love the sewalong idea.

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  21. Of course I will be doing Poppy! My nickname at University!

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  22. I would try Poppa first, but I like them both.

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  23. Did someone say templates? Yeah templates!!!!

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  24. Pippa is for me Love this sew along

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  25. Poppy & Pippa! I've loved using my MM templates.

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  26. I'll be making Poppy....every block has increased my sewing skills.

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  27. I'll definitely be making both. I need my quilt to be big enough for a king size bed so all the extra variations and blocks will be needed.

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  28. I'll be making Poppy. Thank you for your templates!

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  29. I will probably make Poppy. Thank you for all the guidance you have provided us along the way.

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  30. I plan on making Pippa. I really like the name.

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  31. I love Pippa... I am enjoying this sew-a-long.. I might be a few weeks behind but trying to catch up.

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  32. I'm making Poppy since I'm doing my 1930s with FPP. I'm doing my 1920s with the FMM templates, but haven't decided if I'm making queen or king for both; if I do king, I'll need more blocks, and that's when I'll be using the "extra" blocks... I'd love to add peaky and spike to my template collection.

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  33. Linda Jones
    I am going to do Pippa. Looks like fun.

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  34. I will be making Poppy. I LOVE using these templates. My piecing has never been so accurate!

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  35. I'm making Pippa and Poppy! I love both.

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  36. I think I will make Both also! Your Templates make it so easy!

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  37. I am going to make both Poppy & Pippa .. it will be fun to do both variations; I'm also going to look into owning the Peaky & Spike templates too!

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  38. I am making Poppy. I love this QAL for introducing me to your templates- my piecing has never been so accurate!

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  39. I made Poppy and really liked it!

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  40. I'll be making both, Pippa and Poppy! Made my 1920's FWSQ with your help, and so thankful to have you leading us through the 1930's!

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  41. I am behind but I think I will do Poppy.

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  42. I love both variations..maybe I'll do both! pjrquilter(at)msn(dot)com

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  43. Plan on making Pippa. I'm behind now, but have a lot of your template sets.

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