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Turkey Tracks: THE FARMER’S WIFE 1930 SAMPLER QUILT

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Turkey Tracks:  December 30, 2015

THE FARMER’S WIFE 1930 SAMPLER QUILT

Fellow quilter Becca Babb-Brott brought this book and project to the attention of the Coastal Quilters in early December.

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The Farmer’s Wife was a magazine in the 1930s for…not just farmers’ wives.  Remember that America still had a largely rural population in the 1930s.

The book contains 99 classic quilt blocks from the 1930s–each with a name, like “Lola,”–and an excerpt from a farm wife letter to the magazine–often detailing life conditions in the 1930s.

We are going to try to make two blocks a week for 2016.  The book comes with a CD that has directions to all the blocks, including foundation piecing if desired.

There are at least four of us who are going to participate.

Want to see some of the blocks all made up?  Take a look at Katy Jones’s blog right now.  She’s been making the blocks and has pictures of them on her design wall.

Source: Quilt Monkey

Katy Jones is a popular British quilter, and the blog is colorful and fun.

Interesting Information: More Medical Math

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Interesting Information:  December 30, 2015

 

Here’s a post that kind of got lost in the holidays.

But it’s never to late to post this one…

More Medical Math

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December 30, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Interesting Information: Blog, 2015 in Review

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Interesting Information:  Blog, 2015 in Review

Every year, WordPress prepares an annual report for its bloggers.

Here is mine:  it’s kind of interesting…

 

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 33,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Written by louisaenright

December 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm