The Farmer’s Wife 1920’s Sampler Quilt Sew-along is celebrating block 31, Evening Star, today. It’s a great block to be kicking off 2019 with. I love how bold and graphic it is. I hope you enjoy getting back into the swing of making blocks after our little pause to celebrate all things holly, jolly and new.
About Our Quilt
I’ve taken inspiration from one of my favourite china patterns; Spode’s Blue Italian. I treated myself when I turned 40 to some pieces from this collection with the intention that I’ll add to it over the years until I can complete the full set. I’ve never made a single colour quilt and I’m really excited to make this blue quilt. I’ve paired it with a light cream and that’s a first for me too. I normally use a bleach white with my work.
After the joy of making our Round We Go quilt, Caroline (@nightingalequilts) , Raylee (of Sunflower Stitcheries & Quilting) and I have teamed up again and we’ll be sharing the work of making this quilt. It’s a great way for the three of us to make time for each other because there’s not much you can do other than gab when you’re cutting, basting and stitching blocks. I can only begin to imagine what crazy things we’ll talk about while making this quilt.
I will post our blocks on Tuesday’s and Friday’s. The block posts will follow the same format every time: introduction (this bit), important information (all the stuff you need to know), how to assembly the block for EPP and then information about our major sponsor. Hopefully the consistency of information will help you find what you need every time.
Block Number: 31
Block Name: Evening Star
Fabrics: Kona Cotton in Snow, Midnight, Deep Blue and Lapis
Construction Method: English Paper Piecing
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Super simple and fast. Join:
- B1 + B2 + B3 = B – make 4
- A + B + A – make 2 (this is your top and bottom row)
- B + C + B – make 1 (this is your middle row)
- Join rows to complete block
For those wanting a tip on how to baste the triangles so they nest easily the above diagram shows how we’re doing it.
For the very eagle eyed amongst us you’ll note that edge 3 is folded under edge 1 – you don’t have to do it like this, it’s just how Caroline likes it. I simply fold 3 over the top of 1.
Our Event’s Major Sponsor
For over 25 years, Paper Pieces has been supplying pre-cut Paper Pieces for English Paper Piecing using quality card stock with precise point to point measurements. Family owned in Paducah Kentucky, we strive to bring your quilty dreams come true with over 4,000 shapes and sizes of Paper Pieces. Custom shapes and Designer projects are added daily to our website for your shopping pleasure. You can also find classic patterns, acrylic templates and more on Paper Pieces.com or visit our shop in Paducah!
DECEMBER 2018 – JANUARY 2019: COTTON CUTS
Cotton Cuts is the first online, membership based company providing premium, precut fabric based upon your individual preferences. We deliver hand selected fabric to our customers on a monthly membership basis. Our “Classic” memberships are created by collecting your preferences and delivering a bundle of fabric that matches your unique quilting style and in your favorite color combinations. Our “Modern Maker” deliveries send the freshest, most modern fabrics to your doorstop, hot off the press, in cuts perfect for quilting, apparel and accessories. And most exciting, our Puzzle Mystery quilt is a 10 month, pre-cut global mystery program. We have multiple colorways available for every individual quilter and send parts that can be sewn together into subassemblies in less than 45 minutes a month, with a big reveal at the end of the project. Colorways sell out within 24 hours, so mark your calendars for December 7th!
Prize: Cotton Cuts has kindly donated a small Mystery Quilt membership, in the colorway of the winner’s choice (Value $175)
Please note: The prize is open internationally. Winner is responsible for own shipping, insurance and custom charges where applicable.
Prize allocated: This prize will be allocated for entries received during the period of 24/08/2018 – 31/01/2019
Winner drawn: 02/02/2019
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