I must admit I was a little doubtful that all the seams would fall into place when making this block especially when it came time to sew the two halves together--but they did! It was almost like magic. Thank you, Barbara B. :)
The original inking that I copied.
I dedicated this block to my maternal 2nd gr-grandmother, Katharina Magnah, spouse of last month's Johan Strubbe. She had 10 children between 1843 and 1864 in Harpenfeld, Germany. Eight emigrated to the U.S. where I was able to follow them in the census records and newspapers as they all lived in NYC.
Three--Heinrich Friederich Strubbe (1847-1889), Caspar H. Strubbe (1843-1902), and Ernst Heinrich August Strubbe (1864-1932)--are buried in the Strubbe family plot in Hoboken Cemetery, Hoboken, NJ, along with their brother (my gr-grandfather) William.
I love appliqueing these little Dear Daughter blocks. The original of this one was made by Veisiah Titsworth, Piscataway, NJ 1852. . .
. . . this one by Rachel Dunham, Plainfield, NJ 1852. . .
. . . and this was signed by Catherine R. Dunham and Abraham Dunham May 1852. What a fun quirky block!
Some of these scraps are really old so it's like working with a new-found treasure! So easy and fun!
Turkey Red and Prussian Blue :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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