Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FW Blocks 15-17

Spending some more time on the farm. These generally come together quite quickly although I always need to use my seam ripper at least once!

#15 - Buzzard's Roost

#16 - Calico Puzzle

#17 - Cats and Mice  - I had a  bit of trouble with this one.  The paper pattern made this end up with a bunch of y seams when assembling so I've got a little bit of a tuck that needs to be repaired.

I am going to try to do 3 of these each week and my plan is to make all 111.  17 down, 94 more to go!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 18, 2014

AMB license plate quilt

In May, I got to participate in American Made blog tour and designed a license plate for North Carolina.

The pattern is available from my sidebar.

Clothworks recently posted a photo of the quilt in progress on their blog - so excited to see my NC plate.  The quilt is going to be great!  (my block is in the 4th column towards the bottom.)

Photo from the Clothworks site here.

So excited!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Color Explosion

Quite some time ago, I had assembled a bunch of blocks using a charm pack and a honey bun of Sweetwater Make Life.

I laid all my blocks out to start to assemble them.

I didn't like all the blocks of color - here are just a few of the blocks and it didn't look good.  There was nothing to rest your eyes on and if you stare at it long enough you'll find yourself going from large color block to large color block.  Kinda dizzy.

So I cut the blocks up and reassembled them.

Still a riot of color but a much more attractive riot of color - IMHO.

This currently finishes at 36" square.  Now I need to decide whether I should leave it this size and make it into a wall hanging or make it larger and into a lap quilt.

I'm thinking a wall hanging.  It would be fun to hang in my sewing room or maybe even my office.

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Farmer's Wife Blocks 12-14

Doing these blocks three at a time works real well for me.   I'll do the paper piecing of each section - iron and trim - and then come back a bit later to do the final assemble.   I have only partially removed the paper from the completed blocks.  I intend to do this once I hit 20 blocks - a reward?????

This is #12 called Broken Sugar Bowl.  The wind was kicking up so it was hard to get a flat photo.

This is #13 called Buckwheat.  (Still need a trimming!)  I wasn't certain of my color placement until it was all assembled.  This one was fun.

This is #14 - Butterfly at the Crossroads.  I like this gray dot fabric a lot!

Now all 14 blocks..... they are so much fun to take out and pet and look at.   All laid out, I see that I have done a few with gray backgrounds instead of the white and that I need more blue ones.

Happy Stitching!