Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Farmer's Wife - Nancy (76) & Nellie (77)

Two more blocks this week - another one in my sister series - I've a sister named Nancy!

Nancy (76) - Nice easy block - I like this fabric combination

Nellie (77) - I was almost going to skip ahead given this one has so many pieces but did the block.  It looks like it needs a good pressing. Some of those tiny squares are a bit wonky but I'll never notice in the bigger quilt.

I put together a pinterest board of just my Farmer's Wife blocks so I can get a good look at them all at once.  Time to start focusing on the right variety of fabric combinations.

Interested in playing along?  These are from the book -   Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt and there are two great quilt alongs with plenty of tips and ideas.  VeryKerryBerry  is doing the blocks in numerical order while Gnome Angel is doing them in order from easiest to hardest.

My fabrics are from Moda Fig Tree.  There are so many different versions underway right now - so much inspiration out there!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Elm Street Quilts Bag It - Purse Pack tutorial

Visit Elm Street Quilts to see the tutorial for this super fun and easy Purse Pack as park of Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

While you're there, make sure you see the other bag tutorials.  Make and share bags and earn a chance to win great prizes!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Splendid Sampler - blocks 57 through 60

Are you sewing along with the Splendid Sampler?  So, so much fun! 

I've created a Pinterest board of my blocks This will be a great way for me to see all of them together!

Here are my next set of blocks.  (Click block name to be taken to the directions and the official linky party) -


Starting Point (block 57) - Love that fabric with the candy canes!

Splendid Sampler

Homeward Bound (block 58)  - Love a flying geese block.  I could see myself making more of these.

Splendid Sampler block 58

Circle of Friendship (block 59)  -  The pattern called for a piece background but I liked it as a solid.

Splendid Sampler block 59

Hearts and Flowers (block 60) 

Splendid Sampler block 60

Each set of twenty blocks gets a group shot - here are all my blocks to date!!

Blocks 41 through 60

Blocks 21 through 40

Blocks 1 through 20

Happy Stitching!