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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #17

November 19, 1933 Block No. 17 - The Lily of the Valley (text) The blossoms of the lily of the valley, 17th in the series of blocks in the modernistic flower quilt, are so tiny they have required exaggeration in size but of such grace that the exaggeration is worthwhile. Usually thought of as white,… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #17

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #7 ~ Trillium

Grandmother's garden was an old fashioned one and held many wild flowers. One of the best loved, because it was one of the earliest to show its colors, was the trillium. Of course Nancy included it in the flowers she was designing for the quilt club. They were enthusiastic about their basket quilt, and already… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #7 ~ Trillium

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress #4

Progress #3 Last time I update the progress on this project, I had purchased 3 colors of brown to match the brown of the pieced basket blocks. I had run out of the original fabric and wasn't able to tell, for sure, by looking at the website. Since then I have washed and ironed all… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress #4

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #6 ~ Pansy

"There is pansies that's for thought." Every member of the club which was making Grandmother's Garden quit had begged Nancy to design the pansy block. One member wanted to make it because she had some fast color print in lavender. Another had some yellow and black print she wanted to use. Dorothea chose bits of… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #6 ~ Pansy