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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #19 ~ Morning Glory

December 3, 1933 Block No. 19 - The Morning Glory (text) This flower, block No. 19, of The Modernistic Flower Quilt, is included to enable the user of the coverlet who retires with the poppy to greet day with the morning glory. The cup is purple, its stitching yellow and the dots lavender. Of the… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #19 ~ Morning Glory

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #10 ~ Japanese Balloon Flower

When the club members entered Edna's home they found gay balloons floating around. They wondered whether she thought she was having a children's party, until she explained that the flower for the week was the balloon flower. Each member brought out her pieced basket block with the basket handle appliqued to upper triangle of white… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #10 ~ Japanese Balloon Flower

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress #5

To avoid getting even further behind, several flower blocks (crocus, fuchsia, and all 4 roses) were appliqued while waiting for additional brown fabric to arrive. After the fabric arrived, was washed & ironed, the handles were carefully placed to avoid the flowers and remain within the boundaries of the seam allowances. This made each handle… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress #5

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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #18 ~ Dahlia

November 26, 1933 Block No. 18 - The Dahlia (text) No. 18 of The Modernistic Flower Quilt is the dahlia. Of the infinite alternatives in color the dahlia offers, many are barred to applique representation because of the complex mixtures crossbreeding has developed. Partly for their own sake and partly for a balance of color… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #18 ~ Dahlia

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #9 ~ Tiger Lily

On the work table in Cornelia's room were pieces of plain fast color gingham in orange, also small pieces of old fashioned calico spotted with tiny bits of carmine or red. "Oh, I know what we are making today - tiger lilys." "Right you are, Nancy, how did you guess?" "Well, I can remember the… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #9 ~ Tiger Lily