Letter G for Garden Walk/ AtoZ 2019

The April A to Z Challenge is in its tenth year, I’ve now participated for 6 of those years, and this year will be my 3rd quilt theme. It’s my first quilt using only patterns from the Kansas City Star newspaper archives. Welcome to my blog!

Fold of Goods is referring to those feed sack fabrics in 1932
Fold of Goods is referring to those feed sack fabrics in 1932

In antique shops, auctions, and at online sites such as Ebay or Etsy, you will still find feed sacks from days gone by to create your own quilts. Me? I just used a lot of scraps from my stash.

I Stored cut pieces individually
I Stored cut pieces individually

When preparing for a challenge such as this one or when creating a larger quilt, it helps to be organized so you have everything ready to go once you hit the sewing machine, or if you’re really ambitious, once you are ready to hand stitch. I don’t hand stitch unless it’s applique just for this record on my life called a blog.

Completed Garden Walk block. I should have used a flash.
Completed Garden Walk block. I should have used a flash.

This 1940 block is a different take on either a star or a compass style block. I personally think it would work for either category. It’s easy to make and offers many possibilities in color variations.

Did You Know?

In 1940 long-range weather forecasting was introduced. It covered 5 days and was issued twice a week. What a innovation for farmers, gardeners and many who ‘watch the skies’ for weather changes.

Come back here tomorrow for another quilt block for the A to Z Challenge! Also be sure to visit the home of the A to Z here and see other entrants challenge posts. There are excellent writers participating every year with topics in whatever you’re interested in

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9 thoughts on “Letter G for Garden Walk/ AtoZ 2019

    • The Kansas City Star blocks were probably something your grandmother had access to or at least heard of. They were pretty well known at the time. Never too late to learn quilting 🙂

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    • Hello and thanks for the compliment! I’ve not made this particular block before, or at least one called Garden Walk. Some blocks are the same but with different names. Quilt is the ultimate goal and with some patience, I may get it ready by Letter Z. Crossing my fingers. Thanks for dropping by.

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    • I’m happy you’ve returned 😊 we often lose track of our fellow bloggers and this challenge is pretty good at helping us reconnect. I appreciate your visit. Trying to catch up today after a very hectic Monday.

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