Friday, April 29, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930's = Milly (62) & Mollie (63)

I've 63 blocks done of the 99!!! While not quite 2/3's, it is a reason to celebrate so I took out all my blocks for a group photo.

But, before we get there, here are the next two blocks:

Milly (62) - I broke down and purchased more of the dark brown because I am just loving the fabric.



Mollie  (63) - Quite a few small pieces but overall a fun one.


And here are all 63 blocks in all their glory!!   I laid them out in order from 1 to 63 (or at least that was my intent!)


Hard to get a shot of the true color but they look awesome in person.


36 blocks to go!   If I continue my pace of making two per week, that is 18 weeks which will take me into September.  I know I will likely skip a few weeks along the way so I'll target my finish for September 30.

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!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930's - Mary Gray (60) & May (61)

Tough week for blocks this week.  I really didn't like the first attempt at either.  I remade May and still intend to remake Mary to change up the color.

Mary Gray (60) - not liking this block at all.  I thought I'd use some green since I hadn't done so in awhile but not at all happy with this.  I may redo this one from scratch - or just unpick stitches and replace the green with more of the brown.  What do you think?

Farmer's Wife 1930 Mary Gray


May (61) - This is a second remake of the block.  The original pattern called for two many y seams and my final block wasn't pretty.  I redrew this in EQ7 to avoid the y seams.  Things didn't match up as well as I would like but this one is a keeper!



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!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My Splendid Sampler - Blocks 16, 17, 18 & 19


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) -



Pieces of Friendship (block 16) - Such a fun simple block.



Family Stars (block 17) -  I made a paper piece version of block 17 to help me deal with the small pieces with better accuracy.  This star block has a sample of the main colors in the fabric in the quilt - gold, green, red & black - along with the background fabric.


Lina's Gift  (block 18) - tried for a piece of fussy cutting for the black piece.  :-)



Measure Twice, Cut Once (block 19)  - I really enjoy these blocks with a bit of embroidery in them.




Happy Stitching!