It’s week 8 on the Hand Pieced Quilt Along, and today we are hand piecing the Bess Block. Bess is a no nonsense widow in the novel Friendship Album 1933, and a character that I relate to the most (because she has teenage children, not that I’m a widow). The instructions for this week’s block are over at Patty’s blog, Elm Street Quilts. So, pop on over there for the tutorial, where she shows you a new technique!
I enjoyed stitching up this block with a simple color scheme. I did it a little differently than Patty. In fact, I hand pieced my block in the same way that I did the Eula block–just with different color placement. (In fact, I did not even realize that we had two such similar blocks until after we had completed the quilt!) They can look quite different depending on color placement.
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