Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I seem to have got a bit addicted....

So, it's another week and I have more Farmer's Wife blocks to share with you. I seem to be going through them farily quickly at the moment - helped by a bank holiday weekend. Here are this weeks contributions - 22 down, 89 to go:

Basket Weave: This has to be one of the easiest: just 12 pieces that went together really quickly. I changed to colour placement a little and I'm really happy with the result, as I wasn't sure how the black would work.

Honey's Choice: I thought I'd have a go at one of the fiddly ones - by which I mean one with lots of tiny half square triangles. I didn't dislike it and most of my points match up, so I would now be quite happy to tackle some of the other blocks with lots of HSTs.

Contrary Wife: My husband would call this block "appropriate"! I really like this and I really like the colours I chose. I keep picking the light turquoise (that doesn't photograph well) because it really lightens the blocks and contrasts well with the more heavily patterned batiks.

Flock: More HSTs: I've noticed that a lot of the blocks with names related to birds seem to be rich in HSTs. But I really like this one, especially with my fabric choice. I have a few 8" squares of batik fabrics that are very dark, and I'll have to be careful how i use them, because they won't contrast well with the black. This block includes one of those fabrics and I'm really pleased how it worked out and the way that the darker fabric brings the lighter green batik to life.

Jack Knife: I opened the book at a random page and this is the block that was on it. I wasn't sure when I started it, but now I absolutely love this block and I think it would look really lovely over the top of a whole quilt. I also really like the fabric I've used as it injects a small amount of yellow - a colour I am lacking somewhat.

And finally Northern Lights: This is another really quick and easy one - I seem to have issues photographing this bluey fabric, but I like the end result.

I'm really enjoying foundation piecing all of these. I have now run out of the foundation paper, so progress will slow down a little. Though I might try a few blocks rotary cutting (Postage Stamp, Streak of Lightning), but also my Mum and Aunt are coming to visit, so I will have less time.

We are heading off to the quilt show at Harrogate on Saturday and I am hoping to pick up lots of really nice batik fabrics to add to my collection.

Happy stitching


Carla said...

The batiks you are using are going to make this quilt amazing! Love what I see :o)

suemac said...

I just bought a bunch of batik fat quarters for a quilt and for a strip exchange. I am enjoying all the bright colors.