I hope that this post finds you stitching, today I’m going to tell you about another quilt pattern series that appeared in the newspaper. It is a quilt pattern series that is either used for embroidery or appliqué. There are 20 designs and each block finishes 8 x 10″. It is a Mother Goose quilt from the 1930s. If you click on the February patterns you will find the instructions, how to set the quilt and the first two patterns. The finished size of the quilt is 57.5″ x 78.
Fabric requirements are from the 1930s and they are
1 1/2 yards of 36 inch wide material for blocks
2 yards of 36 inch wide material for the lattice strips and borders
4 yards of 36 inch wide material for the backing.
The easiest way to trace the designs is to use a lightbox. Every pattern will have special instructions above it. There are many delightful designs in the series such as the old woman who lived in a shoe, Jack and Jill, Mary Mary Quite Contrary, three men and a tub and many more.
Another wonderful use for the patterns would be color pages for your children or grandchildren. If you have any questions about the patterns, e-mail me anytime.
I also have in my collection some of the original Kansas City Star patterns, sometimes actual pattern would appear in the newspaper and sometimes you would have to send in $.10 for the pattern. I’m trying to think of something special to do with these patterns as soon as I get permission from the Kansas City Star to do so. They will also be available for you to use.
I’m glad that so many of you are enjoying the patterns, if you ever have any questions or concerns, just let me know. I have been really busy trying to work on the manuscript for the third Civil War book. One of my favorite parts is meeting different people that own the diaries and the letters, it is a really interesting journey.
Hope you have a little bit of time to stitch today,