Hello! (If you are here looking for the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Quilt Along tutorial for block 6, April, go here). Today I get to share the block I made for the Splendid Sampler Sew Along! This is such a wonderful sew along, and I’m really
honored to be able to play a small part in it! I came home from quilt market last
October and my Splendid Sampler block was one of the first things on my post-market to-do list. I knew I was going to make snow-ball type block. It was one of my grandmother’s favorite blocks, and I still remember her teaching me how to make the easy corner triangles at her table.
But I also wanted my block to be scrappy…because my grandmother loved scraps and I love scraps. I also named my block “Iowa” because my maternal grandmother and grandfather and several generations before them all called Iowa home.
I lightly sprayed my fabrics with starch before cutting. And I did press some of the seams open to help everything stay nice and flat.
Although I’m quilting along using my Fig Tree scraps, my original block was made with some gorgeous reproduction prints…I think it looks great in both fabric combinations. The block below was the one I sent to Pat to be used in one of the quilts being made with all of the blocks.
I’m really enjoying this sew along…I love the fact that there is a really good mix of simple blocks in with the few that are a bit more time-consuming.
Be sure to download your Iowa block pattern PDF!
Thanks so much for stopping by!