Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WIP Wednesday [Farmer's Wife Weekly [2]]

Last week there were three blocks for the Farmer's Wife quilt-along, but in an effort to get ahead, I made four. I would like to have all the blocks pieced before Baby, hence trying to get ahead.

I started off with Katherine: I used a Safari Moon print (pink) with a lime green Kona solid and the navy is from Doe by Carolyn Friedlander.

The layout of this block confuses me. I don't dislike it but I don't understand it...

Then Old Maid: the peach fabric is one of my favourites and is from Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery. The coral is Michael Miller. This is one of those blocks that definitely looks best on point.

Then Susannah: the pink solid is Art Gallery and the green is Kona and I think the print is from Moda, but I don't know what line.

And my extra block was Nellie, mostly because it was opposite Old Maid in the book and was another rotary cutable block. Let me tell you, that this block has 50 pieces in it, and a lot of seams to match... it took a little longer than I expected. The turquoise is an Art Gallery fabric, and the yellow is Kona.

I have a confession. I stole some fabric from my daughter's stash. Yes. My 20-month-old daughter has her own fabric stash. She loved playing with my fabric scraps, but preferred bigger pieces, and I don't have many that I was willing to part with, so I bought her a scrap bag at our local quilt shop. It was full of strips of Art Gallery fabrics, width of fabric by just short of 3" wide. She loves twirling them round like streamers. Any Art Gallery prints (except the peach) you see in the above blocks are from her. Generously and unknowingly donated!

All of that sewing brings me to 11 blocks in total:

88 blocks to go! I'm linking up with WIP Wednesday and Gnome Angel.

1 comment:

Lin said...

Your blocks are looking good all together Jennie.I too find Katherine confusing - do you think it is supposed to be like a Katherine wheel? xx