Tuesday, 13 September 2011

More little blocks

Although we spent last week in Guernsey (see my previous Blog post) I have managed to get some stitching done! And the focus has, of course, been on the Farmer's Wife quilt-a-long. I have done 6 blocks:










#81 Snowball: I decided to go for rather un-snowy colours and picked this lovely green fabric that I got at Harrogate. This was very very quick.


#66 Periwinkle: Finally I have got some much needed yellow into my quilt. And I love the jigsaw effect on the green fabric. This was another really quick block.

#58 Mother's Dream: I'm really pleased with the colour combination I used on this block. The burnt orange match was chance rather than planning, as the fabrics came from different stands at Harrogate and I didn't realise how good a match they were until I got them home. This block was also really easy. #39 Friendship: more fabrics from Harrogate. I love this block because I get to use lots of different fabrics together. In reality, the pink is much brighter than the photo.
#12 Broken Sugar Bowl: I thought I should move towards more complex blocks, but this was easier than I had been expecting. Another Harrogate fabric combination (I really don't need to buy any more fabric for this quilt!).



# 65 Peaceful Hours: this block really was more challenging. I don't think I would have kept my sanity had I been using templates, but paper piecing meant it wasn't too bad. There were a lot of pieces, and I was struggling to picture it as I was making it, but now that it is finished I really like the results, and the stars within stars. I also love the orange fabric.

So those are my Farmer's Wife blocks. I should have been working on the Nikki Tinkler Essential Sampler Quilt. I haven't entirely ignore it, and yesterday I pieced Californian Sunset: I took a lot of care to make the seams line up and was very careful, and it was worth it, because the majority of my seams line up well.


As a parting photo, here is Charlie in what must be the stupist position!

We had to take Archie to the vets today, where we discovered that he is allergic to the world. So much for getting mongrels because they are hardier!

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