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!
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.
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.
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