Wednesday, 30 May 2012

One hundred and eleven!

I have done it!!!

On 17th June 2011 I bought the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book from Amazon. On 30th May 2012 I finished the one-hundred-and-eleventh and final block. Here are the blocks I made in that final sprint for the finish line (when I picked the fabric for these last few blocks, Michael said I should avoid orange - he'll be pleased how seriously I took his advice!):

#99 W.C.T.U: I really wasn't sure about this block. I was very tempted to swap it out for something easier, but I was worried I would regret it later. Also, it would have been the thirteenth block I'd swapped. I don't believe in that kind of thing, but it convinced to plough ahead. I did, however, avoid the stripe in the middle. And I'm really pleased with how it turned out (so much for no orange).

#102 Whirpool: this is one of my favourite block designs

#105 Wild Goose Chase: I couldn't decide on a colour scheme for this block, which is why I left it so close to the end. In the end the rainbow won (just a little bit of orange)!

#106 Wild Rose and Square (orange again)!

#107 Windblown Square: this is just as good as Whirlpool - by this point I was glad my last two blocks were easy ones!

And finally #111 Wrench: blissfully easy

And here they are all together (one block is in their twice to get the grid right, but I have no idea which one!)

I am really going to miss making these little blocks - I'm already on the look out for my next sampler quilt fix!

9 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Well done, all very inspiring. Does this mean a Dear Jane Quilt is on the way?

Cherie said...

Wow great job! That'll be one interesting quilt =D

quirky granola girl said...

way to go!

Katie said...

Wow! Seriously amazing work. I've uhmm, done 3.....

Anne said...

Wow, your blocks are wonderful! I bought the book and then promptly loaned it out because I KNEW that I would never make the first block!
What a beautiful quilt this will make and you can pass it down from generation to generation!

Karen M said...

Your blocks are beautiful. I am thinking about starting the FW sampler. I am really late to this party but it looks intriguing.

Nic said...

Wow! This is going to be a stunner! Congrats on the finish.

Linda_J said...

Well done, Jennie!

Celtic Thistle said...

Congratulations, that is one fabulous collection of blocks, well done you for having the stamina to keep on going till the end!