It is a new month and time for the next block in my block of the month (BOM) series for 2015, Grandma Town. It is a sewing machine! Grandma loved to sew by hand or on her trusty green sewing machine. She made her own clothes or mended Grandpa’s overalls or was happily hand stitching quilt squares while watching TV.
This quilt block honors her memory with a row of 6 blocks of sewing machines.
A comprehensive pattern and directions for the Sewing Machine block along with the whole BOM is currently in development.
Grandma Town Block of the Month
If you are new to the Grandma Town BOM, this row by row quilt was a labor of love to celebrate my Iowa roots. 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.
Released Blocks – 2015