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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #14 ~ Forget Me Not

 "Oh goody, I am so glad we are going to use more blue in this quilt. I had some pieces left over from the blue bells of Scotland and I did want to have another patch of blue in my flower quilt." "Well, of course we could not have Grandmother's garden without the forget-me-not. To… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #14 ~ Forget Me Not

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #13 ~ Morning Glory

 It was Dorothy's turn to entertain the quilt club. She had been talking to Nancy and had laid out the pieces for the thirteenth block of the quilt. On the work table were pieces of striped pink and white, pieces of rose and of lighter pink, of lavender in two shades, as well as the… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #13 ~ Morning Glory

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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #21 ~ Fuchsia

December 17, 1933 Block No. 21 - The Fuchsia (text) The fuchsias in block No. 21 of The Modernistic Flower Quilt are like torches held flame downward; the pattern has not been printed upside down, as you might imagine if you were unfamiliar with this head-hanging flower. The part next the stem is a deep… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #21 ~ Fuchsia

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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… Continue reading Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt #12 ~ Jonquil

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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #20 ~ Trillium

December 10, 1933 Block No. 20 - The Trillium (text) The trillium, appearing in block No. 20 of The Modernistic Flower Quilt will be more conspicuous on the coverlet, by reason of the contrast of its white petals and green leaves, than it is in the damp woods of spring. The petals may be white,… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt #20 ~ Trillium