Saturday, November 27, 2010

1880 Sampler Quilt Blog

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.


  1. I will be looking forward to sharing your journey. Those little blocks are such fun.

  2. Another great sampler... You are a temptress :)
    Thanks for explain us this wonderful blocks.
    Have a nice sunday,

  3. Cute blocks... oooh! I am so tempted! :-o LOL Have a great weekend!

  4. You come up with the neatest projects! The inspiration quilt is spectacular. I marvel at your creative talents. What a fun journey this will be. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

  5. This is a lovely quilt and I would love to join you in 2011 making the blocks. You have choosen some beautiful fabrics for the first two blocks.
    Best wishes and a hug across the ocean,

  6. What a fabulous quilt you've chosen to replicate!
    I love the first few blocks you've created so far!

  7. Very tempting! This is an awesome quilt!

  8. Sounds VERY tempting! And so many tiny pieces... over Holidays I have to think of joining with you too.

  9. OH, BOY! You're going to make a convert yet! I really, really like the quilt and, of course, sign me up. Can't wait. Although . . . oh, my goodness . . . this looks very difficult - I'll try, girlfriend. Yep, I'd follow you anywhere. Well, almost!

    Happy holidays to you, DH, DD and DS.

    PIYPL friend,

  10. Another tempting SAL. I definitely won't be participating until after the first of the year. Looks like load of fun - lots of tiny pieces!


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