July 18, 2016

Chart 60: Marcella, Block 56 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along

Nine Easy Pieces

Hold up your hand if you have already made Marcella. I’m guessing quite a few of you flipped through the 1930s Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book and made a bunch of the “easy” blocks before we even started the Sew Along.

As we say on the PDF, it is not difficult to just use the printed-paper patterns and cut the 9 pieces and sew them together. Besides, we don’t actually have templates for those shapes.

Grainline Geek Alert

As grainline geeks, we wanted to make sure that the corners on 56B were on straight grain, not bias!  In addition, you know how we love to share ways to “teach the templates tricks"!

We hope you will enjoy reading how we cut the pieces for Marcella.

My Marcella Block

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

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

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.