Pharlemia is Block 82 of Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt

Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - Learn to make the blocks with Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com

Block 82 of the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt is Pharlemia. Well this block put an end to our easy block run. This week I used the Marti Michell conversion chart to make this block and you can get the chart by clicking here. Using the conversion chart will alleviate the need to do y-seams and you just have to love that! I had some fun fussy cutting this block – it seems an age since I last got to play wiht the fabrics on one of these blocks and it was nice to get back to what I love.

Tutorial: Block #82 “Pharlemia”

General Information

If you’d like to know “My Top 10 Beginners Patchworking Tools” you can find them by clicking here.

Measurements for the pieces needed to construct this block will not be provided in this tutorial. It is a pre-requiste of making this block that you have a copy of the book, The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them. Measurements, where applicable, can be found in this book and it’s associated media.

On Point Blocks

Please note I am not doing my blocks on-point. If you are fussy cutting your blocks please be mindful of your fabric placement so that the motif will sit correctly if you decide to put your blocks on-point.

Conversion Chart

You can find the From Marti Michell Patchwork Template Conversion Charts by clicking here.

Helpful Links & Videos

Marti Michell shows you how to cut using your ruler and templates:

For another video on this template set click here.

How to Make the Block

General advice:

  • Tolerance Levels: you need to decide what is an acceptable tolerance level for “mistakes”. For example if your blocks are consistently 6¼” instead of 6.5″ are you ok with this. Or if your seams matching are less than an eight of an inch “off” are you ok with this. There’s no hard or fast rule and it’s different for everyone, so remember it’s your quilt so make your decision for you.
  • Press your seams at each step. Click here for a great article on how to press your seams for patchwork.
  • You can iron and starch your fabric prior to cutting. I also starch when pressing bulky seams.
  • When pinning, pin away from you so that you don’t move your pieces when pinning.
  • Where possible I chain piece all the pieces I can in one step. If you’re unsure of what chain piecing is, click here for a tutorial on how to do it.

Please note:  Please read all instructions before starting the block.

1. Using the From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates Set B and From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates Set D cut the required pieces as per the conversion chart.

2. Place a D-29 triangle on a 1′′ wide strip, right sides together, aligning one leg with the edge of the strip. Sew in place. Stitch 7 more D-29 triangles to the strip in the same way. Press toward the strip (diagram 1, below).Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - Learn to make the blocks with Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com

3. Align a small ruler with the other leg of the D-29 triangle and cut across the strip to separate the units (diagram 2, above). Left side shows trimmed pieces, right side shows sew strip.

4. Place B-14 on a sewn unit. Align as shown on conversion chart and trim off the corner of the strip. Repeat for all sewn units. Diagram 3 shows trimmed units. Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - Learn to make the blocks with Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com

5. Add the trimmed units to another strip, as shown in diagram 4. Press toward the strip. Separate the units and trim again.

6. Align a small ruler with the bottom edge of the first strip in the sewn unit. Cut across the long strip to separate the units. (Diagram 5 shows right sides of the sewn and pressed strips.) Place B-14 on a sewn unit, aligning as shown on the conversion chart. Trim off the end of the second strip. (Diagram 6 shows the trimmed unit.)Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - Learn to make the blocks with Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com

7. Add another D-29 triangle to each trimmed unit from step 3, as shown. Press toward the D-29 triangle. (Diagram 6 shows units to join, diagram 7 shows two joined units.)

8. Join pairs of units made in step 7 to make 4 pieced units. Press the seams open.Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - Learn to make the blocks with Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com

8. Diagram 8 shows the four completed units with the remaining pieces to show the block layout.

8. Join pieces as shown in diagram 9.Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - Learn to make the blocks with Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com

8. Join pieces as shown in diagram 10.Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - Learn to make the blocks with Angie Wilson of GnomeAngel.com

8. Join the three sections to complete your version of Pharlemia.

The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew-along Blogger Line

The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along Official Bloggers will be posting their tips, tricks and tutorials for the blocks as they are released. You’ll be able to find them at the following links.

07/02/2017: Angie @ GnomeAngel.com & Marti @ Marti Michell

09/02/2017: Lisa @ In the Boon Docks

14/02/2017: Angie @ GnomeAngel.com & Marti @ Marti Michell

16/02/2017: Tonya @ The Crafty Mummy

21/02/2017: Angie @ GnomeAngel.com & Marti @ Marti Michell

23/02/2017: Janice @ Better Off Thread

28/02/2017: Angie @ GnomeAngel.com & Marti @ Marti Michell

02/03/2017: Kerry @ Kid Giddy

07/03/2017: Angie @ GnomeAngel.com & Marti @ Marti Michell

09/03/2017:  Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties

14/03/2016: Angie @ GnomeAngel.com & Marti @ Marti Michell

16/03/2016: Nadra @ Ellis & Higgs

21/03/2017: Angie @ GnomeAngel.com & Marti @ Marti Michell

23/03/2017: Kitty @ Night Quilter

Blog posts will be published as per the timezone of the blogger. Why not subscribe to their blogs via their mailing list or a blog reader such as Bloglovin’ so you don’t miss a post!

Book Details

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The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them by Laurie Aaron Hird for Fons & Porter/F+W; RRP $28.99 – Click here to purchase.

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