History · Quilting

Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #12 ~ Jonquil

Julia was hostess on the day the quilt club made the jonquil block. She was something of a jonquil person herself with her gold hair, her yellow dress and her pendant of glowing topaz. “You see this dress I have on? Well, I had enough pieces of fast color gingham left over to let you use them In the quilt. Then whenever you see this block you will think of me.” The members thought, this was a fine idea – the quilt became a memory quilt as well as a thing of beauty.

They brought their finished pieced basket attached to upper triangle of white on which was appliqued the basket handle.

They pasted the” newspaper pattern on light weight cardboard or tag-board. The pattern was dried under pressure. Then it was cut with sharp scissors. They kept the insert pattern as a guide for the placement of the flower and leaves.

Julia called their attention to the fact that all six petals of the flower were alike.

They cut the leaves and petals and flower centre with a quarter inch allowance on all sides.

The stem was cut from a bias piece twice as wide as the pattern. The raw edges were turned over to meet on the underside and basted in place. Then the stems were pressed.

The flower petals were laid in place, putting three of them, trillium fashion, and then appliqueing the top three overlapping ones in same trillium arrangement.

When the pieces had been pinned in place they were basted and then sewed down with invisible, slanting hemming stitches. The insert showed the way to place them.

The centre of the flower was put in last. Most of them used vivid orange and it made a most effective finish for the soft yellow flower.

Edmonton Journal
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
16 Feb 1929, Sat  •  Page 35

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt

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