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1930's Farmer's Wife: Flora

 The Flora block can be found on page 130 of the  1930's Farmer's Wife Sampler  (page 194 for template instructions.)

The Flora block can be found on page 130 of the 1930's Farmer's Wife Sampler (page 194 for template instructions.)

Click here for the original Farmer's Wife Magazine, the letter written by A Friendly Neighbor in Iowa can be found on page 12.

March 1938

Former president Herbert Hoover visited Germany to discuss housing and employment with Adolf Hitler. Hoover, on his part commended the reconstruction of the German economy in the aftermath of the Wiemar Depression and WWI destruction. The only point of contention came towards the end of the talk when Hitler credited his employment of Democratic Socialism with the country’s economic success, rather than he capitalist system that had been at work in Germany up unti to 1938. Overall, the discussion was by all accounts cordial. Two days later Adolf Hitler ordered the invasion of Austria.

I can somewhat relate to A Friendly Neighbor’s letter and guilt at not introducing herself sooner to neighbors. Last summer a number condo’s in our neighborhood sold and new owners moved in. Rather than taking every opportunity to introduce myself immediately, I would distract myself with one of the kids and tell myself “Next time I’ll say hi.” But next time still hasn’t happened nearly a year later. I’m a poor neighbor and I’ll take A Friendly Neighbor’s advice and call on them.


The Block

The Flora block is one of my favorites. I changed it up a bit and turned some of the small components into the background of the block. I think the block I ended up with looks like the fans of a Dutch windmill, all I need are a few tulips!

Pre-Cuts

A (2) 3 1/2 x 3 1/2"

B (2) 2 3/4 x 2 3/4"

C (2) 1 1/4 x 2 1/4"

D (12) 1 1/4 x 1 1/4"

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Happy Quilting!

- Rita