Block of the Month Series – Grandma Town

grandma Town Quilt A

If you are new to the Grandma Town BOM, this row by row quilt was a labor of love to celebrate my Iowa roots that I shared in 2015.  I spent my childhood visiting my Grandparents on their farm just west of Des Moines in Earlham, Iowa.  It is especially a tribute to my dear Grandma.

When my sisters, brother and I were little and my parents would drive us to my grandparents farm, my brother would yell, “We are going to Grandma Town!”.  It was a loving tribute that stuck.  This little quilt is full of those reminders of the farm and of Grandma, who loved to garden and loved to cook.  Each block is a sweet memory of my youth growing up on that country farm.

I hope you will find some shared love for your family, a cherished farm  or your own grandma in my quilt.  You can make all of these sweet blocks or pick and choose the blocks you like the most to make something special for yourself or a dear loved one.

A comprehensive pattern is in development to include all the blocks and finishing instructions.

Block 1 – Forget Me Not Flower
Block 2 – Sewing Machine
Block 3 – Nine Patch & Color Row
Block 4 – Ear of Corn
Block 5 – Sweet Hearts
Block 6 – Canning Jar
Block 7 – Barnyard
Block 8 – Pie
Block 9 – Home Sweet Home
Block 10 – Chicken and Egg
Block 11 – Apron

9 thoughts on “BOM

  1. I love this! Are there only 10 blocks? I haven’t seen the apron yet. My quilting friend and I are going to make this together….what fun we will have! THANKS!

  2. There are 11 blocks as the flower row is repeated twice. I am actually working on the apron right now. I am a little behind with all of the holiday activity but i will get it out shortly. I would love to see your quilt when you get it finished, please send pictures! I am still working on another version in 30’s prints that I think will be very cute.

  3. Mary,
    I am currently converting this BOM into a full pattern with finishing instructions. It is a big endeavor and I am very excited about it. Stay tuned for the full quilt pattern. Thanks!

  4. I have all my blocks sewn up and ready to put it together. I did not see a pattern on your Esty store..could you send me a notice when it will be listed…I truly enjoyed this pattern. Judith

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