Liberty Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

During the second have of the 19th century,  patriotic fabric  was printed.  Some of it was for political campaigns and some was for the celebration of July 4th.  People were given printed neckerchiefs and handkerchiefs at campaigns rallies to wear and use.  These fabrics would make their way into quilts.  I decided to add a…

Ladies Art Co. Mosaic #6 Block- Sampler Quilt

Ladies Art Company started publishing a catalog of quilt blocks patterns in 1895.  I was a collection of 400 patterns that could be purchased.  The influence of that catalog is still with us today in the naming of many of these blocks.  The catalog listed this block as #334 and the name in the index…

Sewing a Block in a Block on Point Tutorial

    When working on center blocks like this one it is important to have them accurate so you don’t throw the size of the whole block off.  I keep a small ruler to check my accuracy of my quarter inch seam as I work, also I check to make sure the finished center block…

Cabin Lights Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

Cabin Light Quilt was featured on the front cover of Quiltmaker Sept/Oct issue in 1994.  The pattern was also included in a year end special pamphlet of that year’s favorite patterns by Quilt maker.  The pattern is attributed to Carolline Reardon who was the managing editor at the time. This is one of my all…

Godey’s Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

In my search for block patterns for this sampler quilt, I found this pattern in a special edition magazine published by Quilter’s Newsletter in 2005.  I had put this magazine in a sleeve in a binder that I have all my reproduction notes and clippings.  Actually I have 6 of these binders.  I have been…

Cross Roads Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

This wonderful block is often seen in antique and vintage quilts.  Cross Roads has many names and variations.  It is a simple block to make and I was too tired tonight to draft it so.  I cut out the pattern for a 14 inches block that I had and the original pattern size from Ladies…

Morning Star Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt Along

This block idea came from a block called Morning Sun in the 1898 Ladies Arts Catalog. Illustration from The Quilter’s Album of Blocks & Borders by Jinny Beyer I took the flying geese blocks and pointed the point out instead of pointing it in to make a star.  I thought it look better so it don’t…

Home Made Bulk Sausage Recipe

Pork has been on sale often this winter and actually cheaper then sausage per pound.  I have a food grinder attachment to my Kitchen Aid Mixer and it dawned on me to make some sausage.  My parents always made it when I was growing up.  We had a hand crank food grinder that clamped on…

Savory Ham Cheese Broccoli Muffins

If you have run out of ideas for a weekend meal,  this a quick an easy brunch.  Actually we had them for supper tonight.  They are as good as they look.  There was a box of Bisquick lurking in my pantry that needed to be used up.  I was going through my shelves to see…

Mother’s Fancy Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

I had 4 extra little nine squares left.  So I looked through Jinny Beyer book and found this block called Mother’s Fancy. Illustration from The Quilter’s Album of Blocks & Borders by Jinny Beyer  Only the block has a Ohio star in the center.  I decided to use some of the half squares I had…

Four and Nine Patch Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

I had some really small pieces I wanted to use up.  I made small nine square blocks that were 3 1/2 inch square when the block was completed.  I wanted to make a block that is common and usually makes it way into a scrappy quilt.  It is usually referred to as “four and nine…

Star in a Star Block-Sampler Quilt

  Star in a Star Block This will challenge you more by making a 6 1/2 inches simple Ohio Star for the center.  It is a good scrappy block that will use up small scraps and that is why I chose it.  I have lots of small reproduction fabrics to use up for this quilt…