Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let's Quilt!

Since quilting was such a big part of the lives of Pioneer woman I have decided to post some free patterns for quilt blocks that have been around for a very long time- many of them back to Pioneer days.
I will try to post easy blocks so that it will be easier to get a quilt finished.
The first block is : Ohio Star.

Cutting Instructions:Cream... 4 squares 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"... 2 squares 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", cut twice diagonally to make quarter-square triangles - yield: 8Blue print... 1 square 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"Red... ... 2 squares 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", cut twice diagonally to make quarter-square triangles - yield: 8
Size: 12" FinishedBeginner Level
Assembly Instructions:1. Referring to Diagram I, make 4 pieced-square sub units.
2. Referring to Assembly Diagram, sew pieced-squares to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" cream and blue print squares. Sew rows together to make Ohio Star Block.
Note the borders on this block & squares in the corners are not included in the directions.


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh honey, are ye trying to get me into trouble??? Because now I have the excuse that Deb at P&P wants me to make a quilt, so I really must go fabric shopping! Tee hee! I'll tell my husband it's not my fault, and refer him to your blog, okay???!!!

Actually, Deb, could this be pieced from tiny pieces to make a doll-sized quilt, I wonder? I have enough material for that...hmmm...

Debra said...

Sure it can be a doll quilt- just make your squares smaller- and you can make the blocks different colors- the scrappier the better!
Can be a doll quilt- table runner- wall quilt- ot one block can be a pillow top= or a tote bag front!
If you do go fabric shopping I will gladly take the blame!!

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