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Designs Worth Doing, Ruby Short McKim

Mickie asked about other individual RSM patterns, so here is a newspaper design from 1926. Although I love these butterflies, I can’t imagine wanting to stitch them in all white, or even with “spots of color” as suggested below. I would probably stitch the whole butterfly in jewel tones. Nothing is more nearly a universal…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #17

“And now, one more beautiful quilt is added to your heirlooms. Really, isn’t it the prettiest thing? Do you suppose Nancy can ever do anything so nice again? Just you wait until next week, and the answer will be in the paper.” Finally, we have arrived at the last pattern for the Summer Garlands Quilt —…

More Farm Journal Quilt Patterns, 1937 and 1939

These four pattern pages are longer than the previous Farm Journal patterns. If you want to print them at their original sizes, you will need to use two pages, or a legal sized sheet of paper. Firecrackers and Rockets Thither and Yon Pink Magnolias The Hunt

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #16

This is the next to last pattern for the Summer Garlands quilt. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box. Next Thursday I will upload the last pattern (the quilting design) and provide links to all the previous patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns are located on the last post…

Farm Journal Quilt Patterns, 1937 and 1939

The patterns got all mixed up when I was grouping them by print size. Only a few of the individual patterns include a date, so I am no longer able to tell which envelope most of them came from, but it’s either 1937 or 1939. This group includes two pieced patterns and two appliqué patterns;…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #15

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns are located on the…

Farm Journal Quilt Pattern – Rose Wreath, 1937

‘The most beautiful of all rose wreaths, if made with care, will result in a quilt that will be a joy forever.” The instructions for the Farm Journal Rose Wreath are really good for a pattern from this period. Many times there were just template pieces and a drawing of a finished block. I’m not…

Farm Journal Quilt Pattern Catalog, 1937

Farm Journal magazine was established in March 1877, and is still published today. According the the Farm Journal history page, the intended readers were “farmers in the bountiful agricultural regions within a day’s ride of the publication’s office in Philadelphia.” Susan Wildemuth, a quilt historian who from 2009-2012 authored the wonderful blog, Eye of the Needle, wrote an interesting post about…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #14

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns are located on the…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #13

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns are located on the…

Looking into the Mind of a 1940s Quilter

Here’s what I imagine the maker of this UFO was thinking: “This Around the World pattern is so cute — I’m going to try it.” “First I’m going to cut and stitch 192 3-piece arc units.”   “Now to construct a block. Hmmm . . . I like this, but I’m not sure about the purple.”   “Oh,…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #12

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns are located on the…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #11

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box on my sidebar. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #10

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box on my sidebar. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns…

Nancy Page Summer Garlands Quilt, 1936, Pattern #9

A new section of the Summer Garlands Quilt pattern is posted on this blog every Thursday. To find previous patterns in this series, type “Summer Garlands” in the search box on my sidebar. On the last post in the series, I will add links to each of the patterns. UPDATE:  Links to all the patterns…