When I started my Farmer's Wife project I knew that there would be some blocks I would have to redo. Since I've been making at least two blocks a week and most weeks I've been making more after spending hours on these blocks only to get to the end and find they weren't perfect I knew that redoing the same day I messed up wasn't a good idea. I also knew that small mistakes that bugged me in the moment wouldn't matter after stepping away from the blocks. Last weekend I hit the half way point in my quilt. Okay so the research I've been doing has shown the setting I've selected might require 121 blocks instead of the 111 blocks so the half way point could still be 5 blocks away, but for now we're just going to ignore those extra 10 blocks looming on the horizon. The good thing about the setting I've chosen is I can add extra fabric to the blocks that aren't quite 6.5" so I only had to redo 5 blocks.
Century of Progress was one of the first blocks I made. I was never very happy with how the center looked so after joining the Yahoo Farmer's Wife group and getting access to the paper piecing patterns I decided to try this one again. I'm so much happier with how this block turned out. I'm even contemplating a medallion quilt and using this block as one of the rounds.
#18 Century of Progress
I probably didn't need to remake this one, but I wasn't happy with how the center lined up. It's not very noticeable in the pictures, but in person it stood out a lot.
#30 End of the Day
For some reason I swapped the color placement as I was working on most of these blocks. I'm really not sure how I chopped every single point in the block on the right, but I'm happy the problem got fixed in the new block.
#80 Single Wedding Star
This is another block that probably could have stayed. I struggled so much with this block. The one on the right is actually my second attempt at it. It still bugged me that my geese looked a bit drunk so I gave it one more try. Not only do I have a flock of sober geese my block is exactly 6.5"!
I have one more to remake today along with this week's blocks. Since these are replacements the count is still 56/111.