Monday, July 25, 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt Along

 Block 13 Buckwheat pg 140

 All these scraps were all squeezed into a large plastic bin.  I will really need to squeeze them all back in again soon to try and regain some order in my studio.
 Block 4 Basket Weave pg 131
Block 47 Homemaker pg 174
 Block 92 Streak of Lightning pg 219
 Block 32 Farmer's Daughter pg 159

I made a start with my blocks,  I will try and do a couple everyday to catch up.  The book is really beautiful and inspiring.  Most of the blocks seem to be self explanatory in regards to piecing.  Because of my every growing bin of scraps I have no choice but to go that route and after completing 5 blocks,  I am absolutely loving the challenge of matching my scraps.   We'll just have to wait and see the overall effect a bit further down the track.

FYI  I printed out the templates from here and then as I need one, I cut it and completely cover in clear packing tape over cardstock.  If it a square or rectangle block I am just noting the measurements on the template so when I come to use it I will just cut the required size.  Not rocket science just another way to do things.
Bye for now Toni


  1. Beautiful blocks! Love the fabrics you have used.

  2. Oh Toni... you are doing such a nice job on these blocks. Love your use of colours too! :)

  3. The block are SEW beautiful.
    The colors in the fabrics are you put them together are eye-catching.