Sunday, January 8, 2012

Hay's Corner Quilt Block

     I found the pattern for this 9" Hay's Corner quilt block in 5500 Quilt Block Designs by Maggie Malone.  I had to draft the pattern, but it was not difficult to do. 
     In these diary entries, Hattie goes on a hayrack ride with friends.  The family has been without household help so is relieved when Papa hires Grace Jones.  Once again, Hattie mentions her future husband, Frank George. 

Wednesday, June 7, 1916 -
"Alpha phoned just as we were eating supper and said they were getting up a bunch to go on a hayrack ride.  So I tore around and got the dishes done and went up with George as he went to meet Papa, who was coming in from Kansas City.  We finally got our bunch together and chased up enough boys and after going up to get Gladys and them out to Mary's, who had gone to bed and wouldn't go, Jack turned his team back, and they came out here.  We intended to go on up and serenade Stub and Fern, but it was getting too late.  They brought me clear home, for which I was truly thankful.  I offered to walk in from the bridge, but we met some old man in a wagon up here inside our gate, and I'm glad I wasn't alone.

"We sang everything any of us ever knew, and there was quite a bunch of us.  We gave three cheers for everyone whose house we passed.

"Lydia Pierce came this A.M., and I helped her with the washing, and Mother and Anna canned cherries, and I ironed some, and together we did some of everything today.  I had thought that I would go to bed early, but what's the use?"

Thursday, June 8, 1916 -
"Things are beginning to take on a brighter aspect with our domestic affairs.  Papa saw Mr. Billy Jones in town this morning, and he said Grace was home now and wanted another place.  So Papa 'snapped her up,' and I went over and got her this P.M.  I think I shall go to Emporia for a few days now.  I have written to Hen and Fern to that effect.

"Our new furniture, the clock, sofa, porch beds, and kitchen table were brought out this A.M."

Friday, June 9, 1916 -
"I can't write much because it is late and, as I'm going to Emporia in the morning, I'll have to get up early and dust around.  Mother ordered me to bed some time ago.  I almost wish I was not going tomorrow.  Frank George called up this evening and wanted me to go to Lebo to a special movie tomorrow night.  If I turn him down many more times, I'm afraid I'll never get another offer.  Sad!"
1914 - He loves me - he loves me not

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  1. Do you live close to Kansas City?

  2. Growing up, I lived in Roeland Park for four years. I live in Colorado now.

  3. What an interesting block! I shall have to try drafting this just so I can see what it looks like in a quilt setting.

  4. This is a great block. I don't remember seeing it before. Perfect choice for the diary entry.


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