Friday, January 28, 2011

Next 1880 Sampler block

 Pennyslvania Block

I decided to keep it simple this week after last week's challenge.  This Pennyslvania block is not my favorite, but I felt it needed to be included since Barbara Bucher Snyder lived in Lancaster County.  Doreen, my source for all things historically related to these blocks, tells me it was a popular block in the Lancaster area and the design most likely came from the hand woven coverlets that the Pennsylvania German (dutch) women made in the 1790's.
Next up... enjoy this week's block. 
I don't have a name for this one yet.  Many of her blocks were drafted from floor tiles found in churches, so they may not have official block names.  We'll see what Doreen can come up with.
Happy Piecing!

Note: if you are wondering where to find the patterns for these blocks, use the link button on my sidebar for 1880 Sampler Quilt Patterns.  Enjoy!


  1. I am anxious to get well enough to play in my sewing room and try a few of these blocks. Until then, I will enjoy seeing yours.

  2. green and pink looks superb !
    the 1880-blog-link I've saved .. :)

    greets from Berlin

  3. Great blocks Cheryl!
    I have 4 of these completed so far.
    They are just darling when finished - thanks for the easy to follow instructions!

  4. Green and pink—one of my favorite color combos! Thank you for the block designs. I need to get back in my sewing room and catch up on your fun sew-along.

  5. These are pretty blocks. I'm glad I found your site...found you by way of Carolyn at Lee Prairie Designs:)


  6. Gorgeous rich colours in your 1880 Sampler blocks. Thanks for the link to these blocks!

  7. Lovely blocks Cheryl, I hope the link will stay there for a while.

  8. Great blocks Cheryl! I love the green in the top one.

  9. the blocks are looking just great



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