July 14


French Patchwork was published by the Needlework Supply Company in their mailorder booklet: Quilts and How to Make Them, 1938. It is quite similar to the block we made on 26 June, Cross within a Cross, which is why, I suppose, it was listed under this name in Phyllis Haders book, The Amish and Their Quilts, in 1976.

However, today, this block is all French! Sing the La Marseillaise and celebrate all things French, for today is le quatorze juillet (Bastille Day)! Greetings to our wonderful patcheuses français; have a wonderful holiday. Bonus if you can make the block in red, white and blue.

The French National Day commemorates the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, an important event in Paris in a violent revolution that had begun two days earlier, as well as the Fête de la Fédération which celebrated the unity of the French people on 14 July 1790.
Quote from Wikipedia

14 French Patchwork
Today’s Block

July 14 key
Fabric Key for Cutting

July 14 cut

July 14 sew

Download July 14 instructions (as .pdf).


Brackman, B. (2012) BlockBase Version 2.2, “French Patchwork”
The Electric Quilt Company: Ohio, USA

Image Credit:
Destination Paris by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics

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