Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930's - Mrs. Smith (72) & Mrs. Taft (73)

Two new blocks this week plus a review of all the blocks - group shots for each nine blocks!




Mrs. Smith (72) - Slightly wonky block both because I didn't press it and, well, because it is a bit off.  Had to use my seam ripper which is no fun with those tiny, tiny stitches.


Mrs. Taft (73) - I just love these two color blocks.  Such a dramatic look.



Each time I complete a group of 9, I do a group shot.  So here we go through block 72.   There are 99 blocks in total so I'm three group shots away from being done!


Here are blocks 64 through 72 - (Monette (64), Mother (65), Mrs. Anderson (66), Mrs. Brown (67), Mrs. Fay (68), Mrs. Keller (69), Mrs. Lloyd (70), Mrs. Morgan (71), & Mrs. Smith (72))



Here are blocks 55 through 63 - (Malvina (55), Marcella (56), Margaret (57), Martha (58), Mary (59), Mary Gray (60), May (61), Milly (62), & Mollie (63))




Here are blocks 46 through 54 - (Jewel (46),  Joy (47),  Judy (48), Katherine (49),  Lady (50), Lily (51), Lola (52), Lucy (53) and Magnolia (54))

Farmer's Wife 1930

Here are blocks 37 through 45 - (Georgia, Golda, Grandma, Grandmother, Granny, Heather, Hope, Iris, and Jenny)



Here are blocks 28 through 36 - (Dolly, Doris, Em, Eva, Fanny, Farmer's Wife, Fern, Flora and Geneva)



 Here are blocks 19 through 27 - (Carolina, Caroline, Carrie, Cat, Charlotte, Coral, Crystal, Daffodil and Dinah)

 Here are blocks 10 through 18 - (Ava, Bea, Becky, Belle, Betty, Blossom, Bonnie, Bride, and Carol)


Here are blocks 1-9 - (Addie, Aimee, Alice, Ann, Anne, April, Augusta, Aunt, and Autumn)



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, August 26, 2016

Splendid Sampler - blocks 49 - 52


Are you sewing along with the Splendid Sampler?  So, so much fun!  I had fallen behind but am all caught up!

And we are beyond the halfway point!!!


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) 



Summer's Gift (block 49) - I simplified this one a little.  Not sure there is enough contract giving the big print in the pinwheel.

Splendid Sampler block 49


Flights of Fancy (block 50) - I really enjoyed this one and love the way it turned out!

Splendid Sampler block 50


Be Happy (block 51) - This block was supposed to be a bee but I modified it to be an angel.  I think she needs some hair and maybe an eye.  She has a halo although not showing up in the photo.  Given I'm using Christmas fabric and I'm not a big fan of bees, this seemed like a good change.

Splendid Sampler block 51


Cone flowers (block 52) - simple block, love these fabrics.

Splendid Sampler block 52



Happy Stitching!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Splendid Sampler - blocks 45 - 48








Are you sewing along with the Splendid Sampler?  So, so much fun!  I had fallen behind but catching up!


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) 



Sewing Nut  (block 45) - the original block had a squirrel but that doesn't really fit my Christmas themed fabric.  I just adore the tree!

Splendid Sampler block 45


Twirl Time (block 46)

Splendid Sampler block 46


Circle of Love (block 47) - I made this one as one single piece of applique and love how it turned out!

Splendid Sampler block 47

Whim (block 48)




Happy Stitching!