January 16, 2018

Week 3: Anne & April | 2018 Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along

This week, if you are making your blocks in numerical order, we're making Anne and April, Blocks #5 and #6 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt book.  Links to my blog posts with the template conversion charts and tutorials for those blocks are given below.  ** If you are making two blocks per week in the same order that I did, you will want Charts 5 and 6 to make Belle #13 and Coral #24 in the "Blocks Made in the Order of Tools Used" list on my blog. Remember, you will not be eligible for sew along prizes if you do not follow the order given in the book. **

Anne, Block #5

Our template conversion chart for Anne is #51, which you can get on my blog post here.  We made a simplified version that we called Annie and appliqu├ęd the narrow strip onto a large triangle.  We also played with mirrors to see what the design might look like if we put four blocks together to make a larger block or new design. "Duplicating" a block in a pair of folding mirrors is a great way to preview fabrics for different positions in a block, too.

April, Block #6

April is our Template Conversion Chart #42. Even though it's not a Log Cabin block, I used our ruler #8037 with 3/4 inch finished strips to cut perfect size squares and rectangles for this block (illustrated in the article).

You'll find all the links for the blocks here on my blog.

And here's the link for Gnome Angel's tutorials -- you'll want to read both of our blogs so you don't miss anything!

Info about the From Marti Michell tools used to make the blocks is also on my blog.

If you have any questions about the sew along, the answers may be in Gnome Angel's sew along FAQs or the official Facebook page for the sew along.

If you are looking for our 1920s template conversion charts, that is an email program that we do about every six months. Complete information about those charts is here on my blog.

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