January 9, 2017

Chart 84: Stella, Our Substitute for Mary Gray, Block #60 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along

Mary Gray is not template friendly.

Now, straight from template tricks in my book More Bang for the Buck! we present a 12-piece block we love.  The block we usually call Twinkling Star is named Stella in this quilt. Stella was our closest neighbor to the north when I was growing up. I'm actually being very familiar when I say Stella, as we only referred to her as Mrs. Tucker.

Stella, or Twinkling Star, is a quick and easy block that looks much harder -- it looks like you can't easily cut the shape of the star points but you will see how easy it is to make when you download the PDF!

If you made Mary Gray, you still may want to make this block as a back-up or substitute for another block, or as an extra block if you are making a king-size quilt. This block makes a great controlled scrap quilt in your favorite color scheme when you need a quick gift, too!

My Stella Block

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

Visit these other Farmer's Wife Sew Along blogs, too, for sewing tutorials and other info about the Mary Gray block in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt:



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; RRP $28.99. 
Click here to purchase.

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