January 17

THRIFTY, 3″ Dark

Today’s Block

I love this block. Thrifty originally appeared in the Kansas City Star on December 27, 1939, along with the quote:

The idea for the ‘Thrifty’ design originated by Mrs Clarence Welker, Millersville, Mo. She chose this name for the pattern because she went to her scrap bag for the three kinds of print and the 1-tone pieces required for it.

Beyer, p. 128

17 January key
Fabric Key for Cutting

Download 17 January instructions (as .pdf).

Beyer, J. (2009) The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns
Brackling Press: Elmhurst, Illinois, p. 128