Olivia’s Sampler, The School Teacher, Miss Abigail (block 1)

Good Afternoon!  I apologize for the delay…i am working from home today, and have had internet issues, but i it is working quite well for the moment, so hopefully it will continue to work until i have this written and published!

If you are joining us for the first time today…this is what’s going on.  Today is the first day of our Olivia’s Sampler summer block of the week!  We first did Olivia’s Sampler ten years ago…it started in September of 2004.  We just had our 10 year anniversary last Wednesday, and i thought that doing a little summer throwback would be tons of fun!  So, alas, here we are.

Before we move on to pictures…i have a couple links for you today.

If you are interested in a kit…here is the link… Olivia’s Sampler Floral Kit.  Our kit is for a fat 8th bundle of florals and bleached muslin (which will be used in place of the background in every block and the black on tan floral in the sashing, corner stones, and border), and unbleached muslin (which will be used in place of the solid black in the sashing, corner stones, border and binding).  Our floral bundle will be the same bundle in the kit.

Interested in a civil war kit…drop me a line.  The prints we used in 2004 are no longer available, but i can do my best to get you a kit of fabrics as similar as possible.

If you are interested in reading the intro to Steamer Trunk Treasure…here is link…The Life & Times of Olivia J Cowden.

Today’s block is…

The School Teacher, Miss Abigail

4–4 1/2 inch squares light (corners)
2–5 1/4 inch squares light
4 1/2 inch square dark (center)
2–5 1/4 inch squares dark

block a

Place the 5 1/4 inch squares face to face.  Draw a line diagonally and sew a 1/4 inch seam down each side.  Cut along drawn line.  Place half square triangles face to face (so light and dark face each other) draw a line diagonally across center seams and sew a 1/4 inch seam down each side.  Cut along solid…repeat.

block b

block c

Miss Abigail (civil war)

Miss Abigail Civil War

olivia2

olivia1

Download block instructions and journal entry below.

The School Teacher, Miss Abigail

Join us next Tuesday as we meet up with The Barber, Mr. McCoy.

***The journal entries and Olivia’s Sampler quilt were written and designed in 2004/2005.***

(mom finished up our Row by Row…so you will be seeing that pretty soon!)

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