Saturday, February 5, 2011


What are you working on?  Since I just got my 301A all tuned up and purring like Winnie, I have finished 52 nine patch blocks made from vintage 40's and 50's fabrics.  The note with the fabric says I need 27 blocks pieced and 27 alternating blocks, or for a big one a total of 72 blocks.  This note is dated 1953.  The template is a receipt Mrs. Krouger got for selling eggs the day after Christmas in 1952.  She had eight dozen of Ex. Large A eggs and was paid 31.5 cents a dozen for them from Shaffer and Sons in Lebanon, Indiana.  I cannot quite remember where I got this box of pre-cut quilt blocks from.

I am also working on some postage stamp blocks. These are made from 1 1/2 inch cut squares.  They are quite fun to piece and work up quickly as long as I am not wondering how many blocks I need!  I am also working on a scrappy quilt made with 2 1/2 inch squares alternated with cream muslin.  Those are fast and fun too. 

I found these three boxes of cut pieces while attempting to clean out some other space in the house.  Instead of cleaning, I have been piecing. 

I will try to post photo's when I locate the missing camera, which might be at work!