Sunday, 30 October 2011

Farmer's Wife Fifty

It has been a weekend of farms! Yesterday we took our 3-year-old nephew to the farm. We saw goats, meerkats, rabbits, reindeer, pigs, horses..... but the biggest draw for James was the tractors:

But it's not moving.... you need to peddle..... ok I'll push....

When we came home I returned to my normal farm. I am totally in love with the farmer - please don't tell my husband. This weekend I have made another six blocks bringing my total to fifty! Also this weekend I used my fiftieth different batik fabric in the blocks! Here they are all together.
And here they are individually: First off #79 Silver Lane: I struggled to see the pattern in this block and as a result didn't pick the best colour combination. I really didn't like the colours as I was putting the block together, but it's grown on me. One seam also did not match properly. I unpicked it three times then life moved on.#70 Prairie Queen: I've looked at this block a lot and I really like it. It makes me think of jigsaws (not sure why) and I like it just as much now I've made it. #60 Noon and Night: I really like how this one turned out and I really like the colours I've used. This green fabric also makes me think of jigsaws!#30 End of Day: this is my token Hallowene entry - I think purple and yellow combos are Hallowene-y. This yellow was my 50th fabric.#59 Night and Day: I love this block and I think it would look stunning all over a quilt top. But the funny angles meant it wasn't the easiest to piece and there were lots of seams to match. Maybe a small quilt top.....And finally #69 Practical Orchard: a bit of an easier one but also very nice.
So to finish, here are all my fifty blocks together! I'll be sashing with a bright yellow, using corner posts of the fifty batik fabrics and black batik setting triangles.....
Thank you to everyone who has popped over to my blog in the last few days. I really appreciate your comments! :)

1 comment:

Kelli Fannin Quilts said...

Those blocks are gorgeous with the bright colors and black! Going to be a beautiful quilt! Can't wait to see it finished. I am a new follower. :o) Happy Halloween!
P.S. Love the doggies!