||"Down on the Farm" series
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|DOWN ON THE
FARM is a growing collection of old favorites as well as some new designs -
each with a country theme, such as "Churn Dash", "Corn and
Beans" and "Turkey in the Straw". Designs lend themselves
well to 3 or 4 coordinated fabrics with one background fabric.
Instructions are included for both 6" and 12" blocks.
|| Our first block in
the DOWN ON THE FARM series is called "Weathervane". It features two
techniques which will be used in several of the blocks in this series - easy
half-square triangles and diagonal corner triangles.
|| "Flocks of
Geese" is an appropriate name for this next block in our DOWN ON
THE FARM series. It is made entirely of those easy triangle-squares and
uses only one of the print fabrics plus the background.
|| "Northwind" is
present in all seasons on the farm. This block is another that uses easy
triangle-squares of only one print fabric plus the background.
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||Once a common site on
rural horizons, the "Wind Mill" reminds us of days when we
were not so dependent on oil prices for our utilities. This block is much
easier than it first appears, however be careful to cut the squares on the
straight grain of fabric to avoid stretching.
||The orderly rows of
Beans" reflect the year-round challenges of our area farmers.
Although it looks complicated, this block is pieced in fourths, with
triangles joined in easy units before assembling. It makes a terrific scrap
quilt if you get inspired!
||As formations of Flying Geese pass overhead, farm and city folk alike see a sure sign of changing seasons. This is only one variation of a popular pattern - shown using the background fabric plus a selection of four coordinating prints.
||Watch out for that hungry fox! He'd especially love to get
one of our geese! The "Fox and
Goose" pattern again uses the triangle square technique of assembling the block. The sample shown uses five different fabrics.
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There has been considerable interest in
this quilt block which is part of the animation on our PATTERNS & BOOKS page. The design was found
in an old quilting notebook, original source unknown. If you know the
history of this block or have seen it by another name, please let us