Sunday, July 3, 2011

1880s Sampler Quilt ~ First block

This is a pic of my first block from the 1880s Sampler Quilt.

Five Patch Chain with Borders
WOW... I am officially insane! lol It's confirmed... I love these little guys! It took me two blocks to get my scant 1/4 inch seam allowance dialed in. Even this one I had to cut down a bit. This is the most recent block posted on the 1880s Sampler blog. It looked like a good one to start out with as others look to be more difficult. Thank you Cheryl! Measurements and cutting directions are spot on.

This is a sampler quilt originally made by Barbara B. Snyder. Here is a link to the 1880s blog site so you can check out a photo of the quilt she made. The blocks are set on point. This block is finished at 5 inches.

Fabrics:  The four patches ~ pink ? cut from an 8 inch square from swap; dark green (in place of black) is cut from a FQ, by Jeanne Poore, the rest of the salvage is missing; yellow is a FQ with no salvage; red border is Old Sturbridge Village Collection for Marcus Bros and the green border is Sturbridge Village Greens ~ 10 inch square collection of 14 prints I ordered from Keepsake Quilting a bazillion years ago. ;0)

Yep... therapy is needed.... more fabric please! lol

This is the perfect quilt to use even the smallest of scraps from the Civil War BOW. One really gets how every piece of fabric was used back in the day. The amazing part is HOW they were used, the designs and blocks these women came up with. Truly amazing and inspiring even to this day.


  1. You did a great job! Love the colors you are using and I am glad you had fun!

  2. Wow! Those small blocks look daunting to me. Love the colors you chose. Very cute block.

  3. Congratulations on your first sampler block!
    It looks terrific! I really like your fabric choices for this one and look forward to following your progress!

  4. Hi Jo, I tried to email and thank you for your support regarding my computer whoooos! I have two more sessions and then I think I will be ready to launch----hopefully anyway thanks for your comment on my blog and hopefully keeping my fingers crossed I will be able to post something sucessful on my blog. Ths will make me smile again!!! :)



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