First Ladies Quilt Part 3

Hello Everyone!

This is post #3 for this project. A couple weeks ago I spent the day sewing at my First Ladies Quilt class. This month we made two blocks, each after a First Lady.

This first block is Elizabeth Monroe. A picture is below.

The center starts with a pinwheel. The half-square triangles started with squares 2 3/8”. The pinwheel is 3 1/2” square. I was happier with this one- the center points meet pretty nicely. This is only the second time I’ve made the pinwheel so I’m learning its a little tricky.

The pinwheel is surrounded by two rows of flying geese units. The flying geese units are 1 1/2”x3”. The cadet blue squares at their corners are 1 1/2” square.

The border row of flying geese units are the pretty red floral against the blue prints. The pair through the center of the block also have 1 1/2” squares on each side. The pair of geese at the top and bottom rows of the block are framed by rectangles 1 1/2” x 3”. That tiny blue vine on cream print is a new addition to the fabrics jumping into the project!

This block is also 9 1/2” unfinished and will frame the Eleanor Roosevelt center medallion. A picture of the entire quilt and the Eleanor Roosevelt center medallion are in the 11-21-19 First Ladies Post.

The second Block for this month is Patricia Nixon. A picture of it is below.

This block starts with a center 3” square. I wish I’d noticed sooner- I could have fussy-cut a pretty flower for that center square. The center is surrounded by flying geese that are 1 1/2” x 3”. The center row of that block is bordered by two rectangles of tiny blue vine print 1 1/2” x 3”.

I like the way the corner element was pieced together. A half-square triangle of the tiny blue vine print was sewn to each side of a green 2” square. Then that was sewn to the dark blue 3” half-square triangle. More 1 1/2” x 3” blue vine print rectangles frame flying geese segments on the top and bottom.

That’s it for this month- look for my part 4 post towards the end of February.

Until next time- find some time to sew!