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Hope's Journey: Classic Blocks, Reproduction Quilts, and Stories of Bygone Days

Hope's Journey: Classic Blocks, Reproduction Quilts, and Stories of Bygone Days

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Hope's Journey: Classic Blocks, Reproduction Quilts, and Stories of Bygone Days

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285 pagine
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Nov 1, 2018
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9781604689754
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Discover a wealth of antique-inspired blocks and quilts to lead you on Hope's Journey. Inside a dozen chapters, author Betsy Chutchian shares timeless block patterns in a variety of sizes, along with a collection of small quilts to sew using reproduction fabrics.
* 28 traditional block patterns
* 11 beautiful small quilt patterns
* 4 large sampler-style settings for the blocks you make

Mix and match your completed blocks into a spectacular sampler quilt that will guide you toward your journey's end. A rich visual treat for lovers of vintage quilts, each chapter also includes fascinating facts about the American frontier and the hopeful journeys that pioneers took in search of a better life.
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Hope's Journey - Betsy Chutchian

CHAPTER 1

Setting Sail

Hope is an adventure, a going forward, a confident search for a rewarding life.

~DR. KARL MENNINGER

Setting sail for America from England on September 6, 1620, the Mayflower took 66 days to reach Cape Cod, Massachusetts, not the intended destination of Virginia. Of the 102 passengers aboard this renowned ship, only about half would survive the first winter in the new country.

While that’s most certainly not what the Pilgrims envisioned, what did they think the New World would offer? Could they imagine how incredibly cramped and sickly their quarters on the ship would be? Had they known, would they have set sail regardless?

It’s recorded that Dorothy May, wife of the Plymouth Colony’s leader, William Bradford, survived the voyage only to slip into the harbor and drown while her husband was on shore. Despairing over leaving their young son back in Europe, did she fall—or jump? Did hopelessness and fear of the unknown overcome her?

In the years that followed, many more ships would arrive, filled with those who left home in search of a better life but were uncertain of what they would face.

Lady of the Lake

10" BLOCK

MATERIALS

Fat quarters are 18 x 21 and fat eighths are 9 x 21.

1 fat eighth of navy floral

1 fat eighth of tan floral

1 fat eighth of navy print

1 fat quarter of tan print

CUTTING

Save all leftover pieces and cut a 2½" square from each fabric to use in Journey’s End (page 91).

From the navy floral, cut:

1 square, 7 x 7; cut in half diagonally to make 2 triangles (1 is extra)

4 squares, 3 x 3

From the tan floral, cut:

1 square, 7 x 7; cut in half diagonally to make 2 triangles (1 is extra)

From the navy print, cut:

4 squares, 3 x 3

From the tan print, cut:

8 squares, 3 x 3

ASSEMBLING THE BLOCK

Press all seam allowances as indicated by the arrows in the illustrations.

1. Sew together a navy floral triangle and a tan floral triangle. Trim the half-square-triangle unit to 6½" square.

2. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each tan print 3 square. Pair a marked square with a navy floral or print 3 square, right sides together. Sew ¼ from each side of the line. Cut on the marked line and press. Make a total of 16 half-square-triangle units. Trim each unit to 2½ square.

Pressing Pointer

I suggest pressing fabrics with Best Press or your favorite spray starch before cutting. This adds body to improve cutting accuracy and reduces distortion when pressing.

Ensuring Accuracy

Whenever I make half-square-triangle units or flying-geese units, I cut the pieces slightly oversize. After piecing the unit, I trim it to the perfect dimensions, guaranteeing that my units will be square and accurate.

3. Join three of the 2½ half-square-triangle units as shown to make a row. Join five of the 2½ half-square-triangle units into a row. Make two of each.

4.

Lost Ship

6" BLOCK

MATERIALS FOR 2 BLOCKS

Fat eighths are 9 x 21.

1 fat eighth of navy floral

1 fat eighth of beige stripe

CUTTING FOR 2 BLOCKS

Save all leftover pieces and cut a 2½" square from each fabric to use in Journey’s End (page 91).

From the navy floral, cut:

1 square, 5 x 5; cut in half diagonally to make 2 triangles

5 squares, 3 x 3

From the beige stripe, cut:

1 square, 5 x 5; cut in half diagonally to make 2 triangles

5 squares, 3 x 3

ASSEMBLING THE BLOCKS

Press all seam allowances as indicated by the arrows in the illustrations.

1. Sew the navy and beige triangles together in pairs to make two half-square-triangle units. Trim to 4½" square.

2. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each beige 3 square. Pair a marked square with a navy 3 square, right sides together. Sew ¼ from each side of the line. Cut on the marked line and press. Make a total of 10 half-square-triangle units. Trim each unit to 2½ square.

3.

Ships at Sea

12½ x 12½ QUILT

Finished block: 3 x 3

Stitch this charming mini-quilt to commemorate the journey of those first settlers to arrive in the New World.

MATERIALS

Yardage is based on 42-wide fabric; fat quarters are 18 x 21 and fat eighths are 9 x 21".

8 fat eighths of assorted navy prints for blocks

1 fat quarter of cream print for blocks

⅛ yard of navy print for binding

1 fat quarter of fabric for backing

17 x 17 piece of batting

1" finished half-square-triangle paper (optional)

CUTTING

Save all leftover pieces and cut a 2½" square from each fabric to use in Journey’s End (page 91).

From each navy print fat eighth, cut:

5 squares, 2 x 2 (40 total)*

1 square, 3 x 3 (8 total)

From the cream print, cut:

40 squares, 2 x 2*

8 squares, 3" x

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