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

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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.




4 comments:

  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...)

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    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.

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  2. I love your use of blackand white!

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

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