Friday, March 28, 2014

Farmer's Wife Friday 12

Holy Cow! It's officially been 3 months since I committed to making 2 blocks from the Farmer's Wife quilt every week. I'm 2 blocks away from the official 1/4 mark so I'd say I'm doing pretty good on my goal. This week I decided to focus on one block at a time. It's a bit different than how I usually make my Farmer's Wife blocks, but it was significantly less confusing. I think I'll have to try this again. Cat and Mice did turn out a bit small (6.25" square) but the sashing method I'm considering will give me room to fix this so I'm really not worried.

#17 Cat and Mice

I couldn't get my head around a black maple leaf. Maple Leaves are supposed to be red. Since I didn't want to add color to this quilt I decided to make a white tea leaf block instead.

#56 Maple Tea Leaf

I think this block took the most thought this time. I struggled so much with getting all of those little triangles facing the right way. I am glad that I followed the book and used three colors for this block. I think the dark grey gives it a lot more movement.

#107 Windblown Square


This summer I'm teaching a quilt class at my local community college. I've decided to teach a simple table runner using a half hexagon template and a jelly roll. Since I was focusing on one block at a time I decided to use my hexagons as leaders and followers for my FW blocks. It's so much fun to see some color mixed in with all of the black and white.


  1. I can identify with you about teeny HSTs and hourglasses! I think you are brave to make them from rotary cutting. Your blocks look great! Putting together that Windblown Square is a doosey. Look like you did it with flying colors! (actually black and white...)

    1. Thanks. This might be a dumb question but is there another way to make HSTs and hourglasses without rotary cutting? It's not really bravery but ignorance that drives my decisions in how I assemble these blocks.

  2. I love your use of blackand white!

    1. Thanks so much. I'm really loving the blacks and whites too!