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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #9

September 24, 1933 Block No. 9 - The Rose (text) Next in the series of blocks for the Modernistic Quilt is the rose, No. 9. This will be the red, red rose of Burns’ love song. Select a dark, deep crimson for the largest circle of the bloom. The next largest piece, overlying that, is… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #9

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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #8

September 17, 1933 Block No. 8 - The Iris (text) The iris, on block No. 8 of the modernistic flower quilt, grown white, golden, or purple in nature. The purple iris, which is a native of America, has been chosen for this block – not on patriotic grounds, but because several flowers yet to appear… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #8

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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #7

September 10, 1933 Block No. 7 - The Sunflower (text) Block No. 7 of the Modernistic Flower Quilt will blaze with the brilliant gold of the sunflower. This is one flower which not even a modernistic treatment could sensibly present in anything but its own sun-color. The petals, therefore, will be a golden yellow. The… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #7

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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #6

September 3, 1933 Block No. 6 - The Easter Lily (text) The Easter lily, which constitutes block No. 6 of the Modernistic Flower Quilt, should perhaps be its traditional white, but a very light cream will give that effect and make for better contrast. The filaments of the stamens are stitched in yellow, and the… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #6

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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