Log Cabin Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

The Log Cabin quilt originated in Europe in the early 19th century or maybe a little earlier.  On the Island of Mann,  red and white wool was torn into strips and sewn in this pattern called ” The Roof Pattern.”  None of those quilts survive today but descriptions of this quilt is found in diaries….

Pine Tree Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

  When making a sampler quilt, adding novelty blocks add interest to the over all quilt design.  Some sampler quilts add applique patterns to the mix but for this project I have decided not to and just stick with pieced blocks.  I set out to find some patterns that would fit the bill.  I wanted…

Delectable Mountains Quilt Block- Sampler Quilt

In 1678, John Bunyan published the “Pilgrim’s Progress.”  It was an allegory based on the scriptures.  This book was the most widely read book for about 200 years besides the bible.  In fact it and the bible were probably the only two books in most homes. Many children was taught to read from this book….

Spring Has Sprung at My House

    I just wanted to share some spring and sunshine to all my friends that have had a bitter cold winter.  These are amaryllis and this year they are putting on a real display a long the front of the lanai. The original bulb for these came from my grandmother.  My uncle gave her…

Flower Basket Quilt Block Sampler Quilt Along

A sampler quilt always needs a basket block.  This one is called flower basket or scrap basket.  Ladies Art Co.  was the first to name this block flower basket.   It was block #57 in there 1898 catalog.  My block has a few more half squares in it then the original pattern because it was…

Triple Nine Patch/Single Irish Chain Quilt Block-Sampler Quilt

In the last post, I made a block from Barbara Brackman’s book American Printed Fabrics 1770-1890.  This block also came from the same book.  She calls it Triple Nine Patch.  We also know this block as a Single Irish Chain.  I have a link a quilt that was made in 1900 in browns and pinks….

Lost Ship Block-Sampler Quilt

I found this block pattern in Barbara Brackman’s book, America’s Printed Fabrics 1770-1890.   The block pattern is called Lost Ship. It is a pattern that shows up in quilts from the 1870’s and 1880’s.  It was given the name Lost Ships by Ladies Art Co. catalog  block #318 in 1898.  You can see the dark…