Block Number 44 Iris in the Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Along

Hello! Welcome to Daydreams of Quilts for Block number 44 Iris in the Farmer's Wife 1930s quilt along hosted by Gnome Angel and sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop and Marti Mitchell.

Farmer's Wife Block 44 Iris pieced by Daydreams of Quilts.
Isn't this a pretty block!? I love it. I used my Alphabitties to label different sections of this block for the purposes of this tutorial.

Tutorial Notes: Please refer to the diagram on the printed template sheet that you printed from your book's CD. I used the lettered names of the pieces for this tutorial. I cut my pieces with a rotary cutter using the paper templates printed from the CD. I lines my quarter inch line on my ruler up on the solid template lines to cut an accurate quarter inch seam allowance. For multiples of the same piece I folded my fabrics to cut two or four at a time. U cut all the little notches on the corners of the templates as well to make it easier to match up the pieces.

For this tutorial I have numbered the block sections as in the above photo.
Step 1:

This is what you have after step 1 is complete. Section 1 is sewn together.
Step 2:

This is what you have after Step 2 is complete. Sections 1 and 2 are sewn together.
 Step 3:

After Step 3 is complete. The top half of your block is done.
 Step 4:

This is what you have after Step 4 is complete. Now it is straightforward to finish the block.
Step 5:

A beautiful Iris block. I was able to grow lovely Iris' in my garden when we lived in New Brunswick but have not had success so far in Alberta. Maybe I will try again this spring because the blooms are so beautiful.
Thank you for joining me today to sew Block 44 Iris. I hope my garden can be as successful as this block this year.

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Information about the book:

The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them by Laurie Aaron Hird for Fons & Porter/F+W; RRP $28.99 – Click here to purchase.

This Quilt Along is hosted by Angie Wilson of Gnome Angel
This Quilt Along is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop and Marti Mitchell

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15/03/2016: Angie @ & Marti @ Marti Michell
17/03/2016: Cassie @ Cassandra Madge & Sherri @ A Quilting Life
22/03/2016: Angie @ & Marti @ Marti Michell
24/03/2016: Lisa @ In The Boon Docks
29/03/2016: Angie @ & Marti @ Marti Michell
31/03/2016: Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting & Sedef @ Down Grapevine Lane
05/04/2016: Angie @ & Marti @ Marti Michell
07/04/2016: Janice @ Better Off Thread & Anita @ Daydreams of Quilts
12/04/2016: Angie @ & Marti @ Marti Michell
14/04/2016: Kerry @ Kid Giddy
19/04/2016: Angie @ & Marti @ Marti Michell
21/04/2016: Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties
26/04/2016: Angie @ & Marti @ Marti Michell
28/04/2016: Anita @ Daydreams of Quilts (you're here!)

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