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January 7, 2022
The Colorado Quilt from the Kansas City Star from The Chester County Criswell Quilt

 After twelve months of Nancy Cabot patchwork designs with exaggerated superlative descriptions it is a change to get back to the basics of the quilt blocks from the Kansas City Star.

 


 

A Northwestern Kansas woman, Mrs. Pearl Bacon of Achilles, has given us this design as a friendly token to the state on Kansas's western boundary line.  It is well adapted to sharp contracts (contrast?) between very dark and light pieces.  The creator of the pattern used unbleached muslin for her light blocks.  Any light 1-tone material and prints would be attractive combinations.

Weekly Kansas City Star January 8 ...

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July 2, 2021
Quilt Patterns in the Newspapers from The Chester County Criswell Quilt

 2021 is half gone, hard to believe.  In 2020 I posted a Kansas City Star block every day on my Facebook page.  This year I chose quilt blocks from Nancy Cabot of the Chicago Tribune and the block #182 for 1st July was Indian Charm. 183 patterns to go til 2022.


There was a superstition among the ancient quiltmakers that black, included in a coverlet, was not to be taken as a good omen, and no one ever dared consider it in combination with other colors. When "Indian Charm" was adapted from an old Indian pattern the original designer defied ...

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March 25, 2020
1st Trimester from The Chester County Criswell Quilt

The pattern-a-day from the Kansas City Star collection is going strong, we're up to Day 84 The Old Fashioned Goblet. You can see the patterns on my Facebook page.

I have been asked by a few followers if I am making every block.  Wish I could but as I think, I'd like to make this one, I go ahead and do it.

Here are my blocks from January, February and March.





From top to bottom, left to right:

Silver and Gold   January 7, 1931
Spider Web   January 23, 1929
The Rambler   January 2, 1929

Squares and Triangles   January ...

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February 29, 2020
59 Not Out from The Chester County Criswell Quilt

Tomorrow is the first day of March.  New Year resolutions are now a dim memory.

                     But ....

                                     .... I have a New Year Resolution still going!




My Block of the Day is still going on Facebook, the Cat's Cradle is day 59.

I've made some of the blocks.  I don't have to make them all, I just make the ones that take my fancy.

Rambler 2 January

Squares and Triangles 5 January

Coffee Cups 6 January

Winged Four Patch 9 January

Steps to the Altar 17 January

Spider Web 23 January

Ladies' Aid 2 February

I can see a ...

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January 10, 2020
A Block a Day for 2020 from The Chester County Criswell Quilt

I have a New Year's Resolution going on my Two Bits Patches Facebook page.  I'm sharing a patchwork pattern from the Kansas City Star newspaper that was published on that day. So far I haven't missed a day but I do not know how long this will last.  If you to share in the marathon just 'Like' my Two Bits Patches page, or like a post or two.  If you have a picture of one of the blocks in your own collection please post it as a comment so we all can enjoy it.  The story so ...

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