There is a new button on my sidebar.
The blog is created and two patterns are posted.
The next step is to open up my EQ program and do some calculating of yardage you will need if you plan to play with me. The patterns will post one per week starting Jan. 1st.
Of course, the first two are posted, so I am ahead of the game.
The blocks finish at 5".
The quilt may not be an exact replica of the original, but will use the general design, setting and colors that Barbara Bucher Snyder used.
Quilting Traditions, Pieces from the Past, by Patricia T. Herr and published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd., gives a detailed history of the quilt and its maker. Barbara made the quilt in the years prior to her marriage to John Stoner in 1884 while residing on Willow Spring Farm in Lancaster County. Her mother, Fanny S. Bucher, made a similiar quilt worked in diamond blocks. The inspiration for Barbara's quilt blocks came from patterns found on oilcloth flooring seen in homes and from the architectural details of the churches she visited. I have no idea what the finished size of her blocks were, but I will make mine 5" finished. I hope you enjoy sharing in my journey.
Hope everyone had a joyous Thanksgiving celebration. I ate too much as usual, but my son took the prize in that category. I'll be hiking each and every day this week to combat the effects.