Olivia’s Sampler, Mae Fleur {block 9}

Good Morning!  Today is block 9 of Olivia’s Sampler.

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

Today’s block is…

Mae Fleur

1–3 7/8 inch square dark
1–6 7/8 inch squares dark
4–3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch rectangles light
4–3 7/8 inch squares light
1–6 7/8 inch square light (sorry i missed this yesterday morning…thanks for letting me know wanda!)
3–3 7/8 inch squares various medium prints

(the rectangles didn’t make it into this picture…you can see them at the top of the next picture though)

mae 1 Place the 6 7/8 inch dark and light squares face to face. Draw a line diagonally and sew a 1/4 inch seam down each side. Cut along drawn line. Press and trim.  Repeat with the light and dark 3 7/8 inch squares and the 3 7/8 inch squares light and various medium prints.

mae 2


Layout blocks as follows.

mae 3

Piece together Mae Fleur block.  (This is closest to what the block looks like…we used a white muslin for the background.)

mae 4

trim blocks to 12 1/2 inches square this includes a 1/4 inch seam allowance for joining them to the sashing.

***no worries if they aren’t coming out that large…ours are coming out to be 12 1/4 inches…as long as they are all about the same size or can be trimmed down to the same size it should all work out well…***

 Mae Fleur (civil war)

mae civil



Download block instructions and journal entry below.

Mae Fleur

Join us next Tuesday as we meet up with Katie Parker, Olivia’s Aunt.

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


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