Friday, 23 September 2011

Nearly up to date with the Farmer

I had a half day today! The luxury! After a quick trip to The Fat Quarters to pick up some supplies, I spent the afternoon with the Farmer. I have done two for week 17. On the basis of two blocks a week, I should have 34; I now have 32.I am so nearly caught up. Maybe by the end of the weekend I will have another two to share and will be able to declare that I am up to date.

In the meantime, here is block #19 Checkerboard. I love this block because I get to use 5 different fabrics as well as the black background. I may do this block another couple of times to show off some other fabrics, as I don't like the two blocks with appliqued handles.

And here is block #15 Buzzards Roost. This is not one of my favourites - the shapes seem harsh, as if they jar against each other. But it will take it's place with all the others.

I've spent a lot of time this week doing some hand quilting for the Nikki Tinkler Sampler Quilt. I'm really pleased with the progress I've made in learning this new technique, though the back doesn't yet look quite the same as the front. And I love my new Clover Thimble - because it is rubbery it helps grip the needle to pull it through the fabric. Though I don't think the man who delivered our pizza on Wednesday was quite as impressed when I handedover the money with a still-thimbled finger!

PS. Thespaecbaronmycomputerkeyboardisn'tworkingproperly...


CaliQuilter said...

Congrats for getting caught up! It's not an easy job. I love the batiks you used in your Checkerboard.

quirky granola girl said...

the blacks you chose really make the other colors pop!