Loyal Union Sampler Blocks 71, 72, 73, 74 and 75/121

Stepping up the pace a bit on the blocks from the Loyal Union Sampler book by Jennifer Chiaverini. I’ve got five more blocks to share today.

First up is Memory which required some hand piecing.

G-5 Memory

The next one is so plain compared to most of the others. It’s called Memory Chain. A couple of seams needed to be hand stitched.

G-6 Memory Chain

The third one is Michigan Beauty. I love this design! Some hand sewing needed here as well.

G-7 Michigan Beauty

This is Minnesota Lady’s Slipper. Nice and easy but very effective.

G-8 Minnesota Lady's Slipper

Finally, Miss Van Lew’s Star with lots of hand piecing this time.

G-9 Miss Van Lew's Star

This was quite a challenging group for me to sew. I enjoyed every minute. Here’s where I’m up to now.LUS 75 Blocks

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  1. A St

     /  September 13, 2018

    It’s a masterpiece Avis. I absolutely love it.

    Speak later Xx

  2. witchylin

     /  September 13, 2018

    I love it too. I really like Michigan Beauty and Miss Van Lew’s Star. There is a lot of work going into these blocks. It will be a true family heirloom when completed. 😉

  3. Love that last one! You’re really motoring now, aren’t you 🙂

  4. claire93

     /  September 13, 2018

    yup Memory Chain looks rather simple compared to the other blocks – I wonder how it found its way into the book?

  5. I have just found your site. I am not a quilter, but have always been impressed by those who make such stunning creations from a few small pieces of fabric. Can you recommend a good starting place? I am very familiar with a sewing machine, but have no idea where to start with quilting. Lx

    • Hi, welcome to my blog 🙂 A great starting place would be Youtube. I’d suggest watching some tutorials by the Gourmet Quilter and the Missouri Star Quilt Company. Tutorials by Eleanor Burns on Quilt in a Day are also excellent. There’s more than enough there for years of patchwork and quilting but you’ll find many more of your own favourites too. Also search for “nesting seams” and “chain piecing” which are a must for success and speed. Most importantly, you’ll need to master sewing a quarter inch seam. I don’t know whether you’ve thought about fabric but I started with charm packs which have a variety of fabrics from the same line so they all coordinate. I’m not sure what style of patchwork you like best but if you follow lots of blogs and watch a few tutorials you’ll soon be sewing your own quilts . I’ve also got a few tutorials of my own here too. Just click the top photo link of a cup of coffee and biscuits near the top right of this page. If you have any questions, feel free to ask here or my email address is on the right too. Be warned, patchwork and quilting is highly addictive! Good luck!

  6. Lovely work


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