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My journey of quilting, sewing and life.

Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine May, 1983 part 2

I hope your enjoyed my first blog about my vintage magazines. As time goes on you will find that I will make changes as I learn more how to post blogs and add content to them.

The last half of the magazine has a few more patterns for blocks. The first one is called Gemini Gem. I am kind of partial to this block since I am a Gemini. It is very neat and I haven’t  seen this block anywhere except on a quilting board where someone posted a picture of one she did and that was in 2008. She paper pieced it  and it looks like she did a great job. The article gives us patterns to use and they show 2 different blocks one with double triangles the other with single triangle but that is a lot of cutting and there are

gemini gem

great tools out now that might make it easier.

The other pattern is called Springtime Blossoms. They also called it Hearts and Gizzards or Martha’s Choice. I did look around for the title of springtime blossoms but couldn’t find anything but I did find info under Hearts and Gizzards. I found a website that sells mini quilts and the quilts are exact replicas that is shown in the article. I also found a great youtube tutorial by Kaye Wood. She calls her quilt pinwheel hearts. It is the same quilt and she made it out of black and white fabrics. You can view it here. blossoms

There is an article on Doris Hoover who proclaims to be self-taught (which I do the same). She like to print her own fabrics and there is another article following this one on how to make your own prints. She describes on how to make your own prints the same way we do it today.

the meetin place


To finish up the magazine there is an article call

ed Quilting Bee. It is letters to the editor Bonnie Leman where some r

eadershare their quilts.  There are pictures of some great quilts. There is one thing I have noticed in reading all these magazines. Quilter’s never run out of ideas. There are so many different quilt designs shared in these magazines as well as my current collection where I don’t think I have seen a duplicate quilt. I just get amazed and am in awe of the people who design these every time I look at them.

quilting bee



I have also added some pictures to my projects page.


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