Loyal Union Sampler Blocks 61, 62, 63, 64 and 65/121

Hello again,

Here’s another five blocks from the Loyal Union Sampler by Jennifer Chiaverini.

I’m very excited about the first block as it marks the half way point in the construction of all the blocks. It’s called Kentucky Crossroads and what a test of patience it was!

F-6 Kentucky Crossroads

This one is Ladies Aid Block. Quite straightforward to make and definitely one to remember for future projects.

F-7 Ladies Aid Block

Third is Libby Prison. It’s a bit like Churn Dash.

F-8 Libby Prison

The next one is Lincoln. I love this one!

F-9 Lincoln

Finally, Lost Children.

F-10 Lost Children 

This is where I’m up to now.


Only one more needed to complete row 6. Not quite on the home straight yet but I’m feeling like I’m getting there. I’m trying to stay motivated enough to make five blocks every week. Kentucky Crossroads didn’t leave much energy for another four this time. It’s a good job I made it first.

Hopefully, there’ll be another five to show you next week. I’ll try :-).

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  1. claire93

     /  June 2, 2018

    and I thought some of the other blocks were insane! That Kentucky one looks like total insanity!!! I mean, how tiny are those triangle and square sides? It looks fabulous, but I can’t believe how you got all those points so beautifully matched on a 6″ square!

  2. Some of those names are completely obscure… I’m with Claire on the insanity of that first block, but the finished thing is amazing. So close to halfway now!

    • I don’t get the names either but they’re probably explained in the Elm Creek Quilts novels by the same author. Kentucky crossroads is the centre block so I’m just past half way. Struggling with block 70 as I type! It shouldn’t be difficult but I must be tired. Time for a cuppa me thinks 🙂

  3. witchylin

     /  June 2, 2018

    Kentucky Crossroads is amazing. You must be so patient to have finished it with everything on point. I like Lost Children too, not literally LOL. Five blocks per week is quite an achievement as you do other things too. It really is looking gorgeous.

    • There’s such a mix of difficulty levels in these blocks and they don;t appear in order in the book as you know. I’ll just go with the flow.

  4. A St

     /  June 3, 2018


    Lost children is my favourite out of this bunch. Theyre as amazing as usual of course

    This is going to be one heck of a masterpiece

    Allison xxx

  5. The Kentucky crossroads looks great! But I can imagine it took all your energy with al those pieces.

  6. You are really working hard on this quilt now! So much progress and so many beautiful blocks! This time I liked nr 65, Lost Children, most!

    • As you can see by how long it’s taken to reply, I haven’t been blogging very much. It’s time to get on with posting more I think.

      • I also take time between replies! I have almost thought of putting the blog to sleep for a while!

        • Oh, don’t do that! I’m not the best example am I?

          • I´ll try to keep the blog alive, but maybe with less posts! 🙂

            • I think I abandoned this blog for about a year. I preferred crafting to blogging. If it wasn’t for the SAL I wouldn’t have bothered to post at all. At the moment I’m happy to post occasionally but don’t want to spend too much time blogging. It was good for me to take a break.

              • I also think spending time with the blog takes too much time and my PC and I aren´t good friends right now 🙂 I don´t know what has happened to it 🙂

  7. I remember making something like lost children for my Dear Jane. Oh, so fiddly!
    Well done. They all look so precise.

    • I remember being in awe of your Dear Jane. Six inch squares were enough of a challenge for me to begin with. Dear Jane is on my to-do list but it’s nowhere near the top of the queue.

  8. Janice Martin

     /  June 26, 2018

    Do you have the patterns for the individual blocks of the Loyal Union Sampler? I just saw your blog for the first time today.


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