Olivia’s Sampler, Little Minnie (block 5)

Good Afternoon!  Mom and I hope you are having an amazing summer!

If you are joining us for the first time today…this is what’s going on.  Today is the 5th 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 on 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.

otherwise, if you wish to look back through the blocks just look under Categories and click on Olivia’s Sampler.

Today’s block is…

Little Minnie

1–6 7/8 inch square dark
3–3 7/8 inch squares dark
5–3 7/8 inch squares light
4–3 1/2 inch squares light

Cut the  6 7/8 inch dark square and 2–3 7/8 inch light squares in half diagonally once.lm2

Put 1 light and 1 dark 3 7/8 inch square face to face and draw a line diagonally and sew a 1/4 inch seam down each side.  Cut along drawn line.  Repeat for 6 half square triangles. lm3

Layout Little Minnie block as follows. lm4

Piece together Little Minnie block. lm5

Little Minnie (civil war)


Olivia’s Sampler civil warolivia2


Download block instructions and journal entries below.

Little Minnie

Join us next Tuesday as we meet up with Florence Parker.

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


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