Saturday, 9 January 2016

Farmer's Wife Quilt [redirection]

I started my 1930s Farmer's Wife in September. I now have 20 blocks!


The observant amongst you may be aware that these blocks look somewhat different to the blocks I've shared so far...



Because I've started again. I just didn't love the blocks I'd made. Some of them I love individually. These will no doubt become something one day. But all together they just weren't speaking to me. So I stopped making them and fell behind the two-blocks-a-week schedule. Then, at the start of December I accidentally bought myself 20 fat quarters of Simply Colorful II from our local quilt shop. It was an unplanned, spur of the moment decision. And it took me a few weeks to convince myself that perhaps these were the fabrics I'd been looking for. It's been a long time since I made myself a quilt from a single fabric line. I've added Kona solid in what I think is bleached white and found a couple of extra fat quarters from other sources!

I was planning on blogging about these blocks before now, but was waiting for a new camera charger, and then waiting for a nice day to photo them. It has rained solidly all week since the charger arrived, so I've given in and you get indoor photos. I hope you're sitting comfortably....


Rotary cut

Foundation pieced

Foundation pieced

English paper pieced

Rotary cut

Rotary cut

Rotary cut 
Rotary cut

Foundation pieced (centre) and rotary cut

Foundation pieced

English Paper Pieced

Rotary cut

Rotary cut

Rotary cut

Rotary cut

Rotary cut

Rotary cut

Rotary cut 
Foundation pieced

Rotary cut

I am definitely happier with these blocks! And I promise more regular updates with fewer photos in the future!

4 comments:

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

I agree with you that these colours look much nicer. You find use for the first blocks. In quilting nothing is ever lost!

Lin said...

I love the new colour combo Jennie - it's going to look stunning. xx

Anthea said...

What a pretty parade Jennien - you've been a busy girl - I love-love-love your new fabrics - can't wait to see them all come together!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your new colour choices, it's going to be a stunning quilt!