Olivia’s Sampler, Rebecca O’Connell

Good Afternoon!

If you are joining us for the first time today…this is what’s going on.  Today is the third 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 had our 10 year anniversary June 4th, 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…

Rebecca O’Connell

8–3 1/2 inch square dark
4–3 1/2 inch squares light
4–3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch squares light
rebecca1Place the dark 3 1/2 inch square dark at 1 end of a 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch rectangle. Draw a line diagonally and sew along it. Cut excess. (you will make 4 total…2 of each).rebecca2
Rebecca O’Connell (civil war)




Download block instructions and journal entry be

Rebecca O’Connell

Join us next Tuesday as we meet up with James Taran.

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

keep an eye out for our Row by Row post with all the deets including pictures of our row, kit info and lots of other fun things!


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