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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #5

August 27, 1933 Block No. 5 – The Nasturtium (text) Block No. 5 of the Modernistic Flower Quilt pictures two spurred blossoms of the nasturtium – one head-on, one from the side. The first, at upper left, is in three pieces, plainly indicated by the pattern. Make them yellow, with the stitching and the central… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #5

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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #4

July 30, 1933 Block No. 4 – The Oriental Poppy (text) This is block No. 4 of the modernistic flower quilt. The flower it portrays is singularly suitable for a quilt since the poppy is traditionally associated with sleep. This is the cultivated variety, the oriental poppy, and certainly its narcotic quality is not connected… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #4

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt – Crocus

01 Dec 1928, Sat Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) Newspapers.com Cynthia chose a saffron colored small patterned calico fabric for the tulips. I had expected to post this on Saturday - July 17th. This would be in the spirit of the original weekly series. My plan was to also post my progress in the making… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt – Crocus