I treated myself to Edyta Sitar's book, Handfuls of Scraps . . .
. . . and immediately fell in love with her 4-patch basket quilt.
I had plenty of 1-1/2" squares to play with so went right to work :) I've made two so far. The 4-patches are 2" unfinished and the block size is 13-1/4".
Last week Rachel and I went to the going-out-of-business sale at our local quilt shop where we found some good bargains. Fabrics were $4/yd and fat quarters were $1.50. All books over $24.95 were $5. I came home with a bundle.
This fabric was perfect for a fussy-cut hexie . . .
. . . and this brown and white stripe might look nice in a small 4-patch strippy.
But then Rachel found this book and I couldn't resist . . .
. . . because I have an early sampler that once belonged to Aunt Midge. It was made by Maria ? when she was 12 years old in May 1836. I love the way the word "years" is split between two lines--"yea rs".
And prior owners of our house discovered this sampler under the floorboards in an upstairs bedroom years ago. It was made by 8 year-old Elizabeth Ann Ely in 1818. This isn't the real thing--only a photo :)
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