I have made several quilt blocks from the book
The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.
My sweet mother was a farmer's wife in Oklahoma. Laurie's book is full of wonderful letters from farmer's wives telling their story about life on the farm, along with wonderful quilt blocks to make a Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt.
I am using Summer House by Lily Ashbury for Moda to make my blocks.
I decided to use one of my quilt blocks to decorate a simple tea towel for
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First I ironed the quarter inch seam allowance around the quilt block.
Then I machine stitched the block to the tea towel using some green thread.
I added hand stitching in bright green and blue crochet thread, and some white lace.
The Friendship Star is one of the first quilt blocks that I learned to make years ago.
I have more tea towels to play with, don't you think these would make cute gifts!