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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #14

October 29, 1933 Block No. 14 - The Pansy (text) The pansy, No. 14 of the Modernistic Flower Quilt, is a more modest flower in nature than it need appear on the quilt. It has been made large enough to compete with more flamboyant blossoms and to give its own attractiveness a fair showing. For… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #14

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #5 ~ California Poppy

The California Poppy When Nancy announced to the members of the quilt club that the poppy would be the next flower in Grandmother's quilt there arose a great discussion as to whether it should be the Shirley poppy, the California flower or the poppy that covers Flanders field. Of course, these vary in size and… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #5 ~ California Poppy

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The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #13

October 22, 1933 Block No. 13 - The Calla Lily (text) Block No. 13 of the Modernistic Flower Quilt presents the Calla Lily, another light-colored flower and a very stately one. This, if any of the light blossoms, may be pure white, but here again a very light cream will give the same effect and… Continue reading The Oregonian Modernistic Quilt – Block #13

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #4 ~ Harebell

The Harebell  As the quilt club members assembled for their weekly meeting they heard the strains of "Blue Bells of Scotland." That gave them the flower of the day. It was Jeannie's turn to make the block and she exclaimed in pleasure over the dainty blue bells which Nancy had designed. She said she could… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt #4 ~ Harebell

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Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress #3

Progress on Grandma's Flower Garden Quilt seams to be moving along. The Fuchsia block was constructed the same as the Crocus block, by taping it to the window to correctly place the prepared pieces. This block, like the first one, doesn't have the handles.  I still haven't been able to get more of the basket… Continue reading Grandma’s Flower Garden Quilt ~ Progress #3