November 14, 2016

Chart 77: Mrs. Thomas, Block #74 in the Farmer's Wife Sew Along, or our Aunt Gladys

Aunt Gladys

If you own Perfect Patchwork Template Set L, it is perfect for cutting Mrs. Thomas. If you don’t own Set L, we have substituted the Set A version of the same block, which reduces the number of pieces in the block from 45 to 33.

You might suspect that I own Set L 😊, so I could make a Mrs. Thomas block, but my quilt will include our block Aunt Gladys made with Set A.

Coincidentally, when I was a girl, a Mrs. Thomas lived about two miles down the road from our house and my Aunt Gladys and Uncle Jess (my Dad’s brother) were their neighbors. Every summer, Aunt Gladys and Uncle Jess had the biggest garden in the area. I remember fondly what a pleasure it was to see Uncle Jess pull into our driveway with sweet corn and Beefsteak tomatoes as big as a slice of bread! What a summer treat – lettuce, bacon and tomato sandwiches and fresh picked sweet corn for dinner!

If you choose to use Set L, these are the conversions for Mrs. Thomas:

My Aunt Gladys Block

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

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

Bonus: 8½-inch Mystery Quilt Block with Set A

Aunt Gladys can also be made in 8-1/2 inches finished size -- perfect for our mystery quilt sampler!

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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