Friday, July 25, 2014

Farmer's Wife Friday 24

I finished the last of the blocks that I had planned on redoing. I'm still not completely satisfied with how Corn and Beans turned out (in case you can't tell the new one is the block on the right.) I plan to do another day of redos when I finish the second half of blocks so I might give this block a third try. It might also have a date with the rotary cutter and will be replaced with a four patch.

Up next is #67 Pinetree. Isn't this an awesome looking pinetree? As I was looking at this block I realized that it was just a variation of Temperance Tree. The block turned out okay the first time, but it wasn't very fun to make. I also have come to the conclusion that while I love my black and white color scheme trees in black and white look kinda dumb. I searched through Jinny Beyer's The Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns and found this block called New Home. It was originally published in Good Stories in 1907 so I felt like it was an appropriate substitution. (See that Corn and Beans...blocks can be replaced!)

#67 Pinetree New Home

The last block for this week is Tulip. I got to play with a little more of my dark dark grey fabric for this block! (I only have a fat quarter of the dark dark grey so it's saved for very special blocks.) Is it starting to show that I'm missing some variety in my blocks? I know that this finished quilt will be stunning so I'm sticking to my plan, but I'm so glad I have my Supernova project giving me some much needed color right now.

#96 Tulip