August 22, 2016

Chart #65: Mrs. Taft, Block #73 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along

In some parts of the world, today is my birthday, so… I'm taking the day off!  😊 

However, I can't help but remind you that if you are using Laurie's layout for your finished quilt, you will need 8 half blocks for the top and bottom for 4 of the rows. This is easiest to do by making a block with a center diagonal seam, like Mrs. Taft, and leaving it in two halves. That means you will still have the proper 1/4-inch seam allowances.

My Mrs. Taft Block

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

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

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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