Building Foundations Sampler QAL – Block 1


Block 1: Depression Block, Kansas City Star, 1942.

“Mrs. John L. Waller, Farmington, MO, gives us the Depression Quilt pattern. She ripped, washed and dyed tobacco sacks for the quilt top. Mrs. Waller preferred this pattern in a two-tone color scheme.” (From Jinny Beyer’s book)


from background fabric cut:
4 – 2″ x 2 3/4″ (A)
4 – 2″ x 5″ (B)
2 – 2″ x 1 1/4″ (C)
from light fabric cut:
1 – 2″ x 2 3/4″ (A)
1 – 2″ x 5″ (B)
from medium fabric cut:
1 – 2″ x 5″ (B)
2 – 2″ x 4 1/4″ (D)
from dark fabric cut:
1 – 2″ x 2 3/4″ (A)
1 – 2″ x 5″ (B)

Depression quilt


Layout fabric into rows, sew together using a 1/4″ seam and press to one side. Sew rows together to make a 9 1/2″ block, finished 9″.

Building Foundations Sampler QAL Bock 1

I am using Kona Pond as my background and all sorts of other fabrics from my stash! For this block I used a gradation of hand dyed pinks.  Doris is using a Moda Bella White (#9900-98) for her background with Kaffe Fassett prints. She chose three different textures to use instead of a gradation of color.

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Happy quilting,


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