One of the few good things about being on maternity leave and still no arrival is that my weekend lasts all week! Might as well enjoy it whilst I can! And that means that the weekend of sampler blocks started with a cut-a-thon on Friday and ended today with back ache (one of the not quite such good things about my current condition). Of the blocks I cut, there are four that I still haven't pieced, but I thought it was time to show you progress so far. If you follow me on Instagram (@Jenniesthreads) you will have seen me post these as I finished them - I'm gradually getting the hang of IG.
So first up my blocks made from Architextures and Botanics fabrics: 12 blocks in total:
Clay's choice is from Sylvia's Bridal Sampler
Bowtie is from the Farmer's Wife Sampler
Friendship is from the Farmer's Wife Sampler (I really like how this one turned out)
Cups and Saucers is from the Farmer's Wife Sampler - the colours in the photo don't really do the colours in reality justice and this is one of my favourite colour combinations from the weekend.
Linoleum is from the Farmer's Wife Sampler. When I made my original Farmer's Wife quilt this was one of my favourite blocks, but I'm not totally sold on the colours in the version...
Friendship Star is from the Farmer's Wife Sampler
Jackknife is one of my favourite blocks from the Farmer's Wife Sampler. I foundation pieced the corner units to get the accuracy.
Cut Glass Dish is also from the Farmer's Wife Sampler. When I made my original Farmer's Wife quilt I foundation pieced this block because I didn't know any quilt maths. I was so pleased with myself! This one is a tad more accurate!
The remaining four blocks all came from a little booklet which was free with issue 4 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine. The original dimensions are for 12" blocks so I've shrunk them down to 6" blocks.
I also had a bit more a play with my Dear Jane quilt over the weekend.
I was so tempted to just keep on piecing these tiny blocks! They are so, so addictive. But I controlled myself with just 4. If baby doesn't make an appearance soon I might be making more of these (or certainly preparing some of the hand pieced ones for a bit of nap time sewing - a girl can hope).
Block L5 in Art Gallery Legacy fabric
Block L1 in Art Gallery Nature elements
Block L7 in a Robert Kaufmann fabric
And block K13 in Summersville Spring
I added some binding to my baby quilt today. I haven't finished quilting it yet, but I'm hoping by adding the binding I can trick Baby into thinking it's finished, just in case that's what she's waiting for!
I hope you all had as good a weekend as I did!