February 13, 2017

Post 89: Mystery Sampler Quilt Reveal and Sonnie, Block #92 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew Along

Your Last 8-1/2 inch Block

Sonnie is the 12th and last block we are converting to 8-1/2 inches. Substitute the Set B pieces listed below for the pieces in the 6-inch conversion chart included in this blog post.

The strip width measurement for the strip piecing is a full 1-1/8 inches, almost 1-3/16 inches. If your ruler doesn’t have 16ths of an inch marks, go halfway between 1-1/8 and 1-1/4 inches wide. If you can cut in metric, the strip width is 30mm. The length is at least 10-1/2 to 11 inches long. True-up the strip piecing with B-12 squares.

And Now, Revealing The 8-1/2 inch Mystery Quilt!

The 12 sampler blocks were combined with a 16-inch center section cut with Set D pieces to make a 42- 46 inch square wall quilt sampler. The 16-inch center unit was made for the Marti Michell Mini Quilt Blog Hop. Complete instructions are posted on my November 4, 2016 blog. 

Click here to download the color diagram with color key you can customize.
Click here to download a line drawing with a block key that lists the other 11 block names and their corresponding blog post numbers so you can find them easily in the blog archives. The Chart number is always given first. Example: Addie, FMM 11 means the 8-1/2 inch Addie block was discussed in Chart 11.)

Here's a list of the blog posts that have the 8-1/2 inch block keys (click on the links):  Addie, Jenny, Old Maid and Caroline; Sonnie is above on this page; Cat and Ava; Carrie; Tracy; Aunt Gladys; Nancy and Martha. You may want to click on the template key in each of those blog posts to isolate it in your browser and print those keys for reference.


My Sonnie Block

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

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



Are you ready for a new Sew Along?

Gnome Angel invited us to participate in a three-month sew along to make Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone quilt -- you can use the same templates you used for the Farmer's Wife blocks!  Click here for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Marti, it's fabulous! I had printed out your center block some time back and was going to make it "as is", but now, I will make it for my 8 1/2 inch blocks!! Thank you SO much. You are the best!!:) <3