Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Farmer's Wife Week 6


It was good to get a chance to work on some of my Farmer's Wife blocks again.  I am really enjoying this project.  It's fun to look through the book over and over and decide which blocks to make next.  For this week I chose block #69, Practical Orchard, and block #107, Windblown Square. I knew from the pictures I took last week that I wanted to incorporate more solids into my Christmas version (taking the photos of the blocks together is really helpful to make sure my scrappy quilts will both be balanced).



And for my Fig Tree version I knew I needed to stay away from the reds for a little while and make a few blocks with the darker colors and some of the blues.  These blocks use fabrics from the Breakfast at Tiffany's and Patisserie collections.  My favorite block this week has to be the Windblown square--I love the whimsical and carefree attitude this block seems to have!



A quick photo to check if I was on track--I'll still need more blues in the upcoming weeks, and a few more browns as well.

I was chatting with Lori yesterday evening about this quilt along, and she gave me some terrific ideas--as soon as we were finished talking I sat down and figured out requirements for 20 blocks I can make without templates.  To have everything written down and ready to go will really make it easy to start the next couple of blocks when I have a few moments.

My friend Nanette gave me some great inspiration this week, too--she's trying to finish 3 UFO's before the end of the week.  I'm going to try to do the same...thanks for the great idea, Nanette!  Happy quilting!



20 comments:

Ramon Oromi Farre said...
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GLÒRIA said...

Good morning Sherry, I'm Glòria from Spainand I'm follow your bloc. I love your quilts and the fabrics you're use from this. I'm wish soon begin the Farme's wife, too. Thank you for your work, and for show us.

Glòria Torra

Sheila said...

Are the blocks coming out at 6 or 6 1/2 inches, I think my computer has printed the templates undersized and there is no reference in the book, that i can see to check them by. With very scant (less than a 1/4 inch) seams i have a block measuring exactly 6 inches. I have printed out all of the templates and made plastic versions for about 30 of them so far.

Santosh Bangar said...

nice an bautiful blocks

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler said...

Thanks again for the inspirational photos. I may need to make this quilt, too. I really like the Orchard block. It's so cute! Three UFO's in one week - that sounds pretty ambitious to me! Good luck.

Carrie P. said...

Looking great. Great idea to figure out the blocks you can make without templates. That way you can work on them and make templates at the same time.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Your blocks are looking fabulous! Seeing your blocks makes me want to play, too.

Carol said...

Oh I really like those 2...better do those this week! LOL!

karenfae said...

I havent' touched FW in about a week, I better get back to work.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Needled Mom said...

Great blocks!!! You are making nice progress on them. Everytime I see the FW blocks I get an itch to join in.

Lori Holt said...

Love them Sherri!.....sew glad I could help with the drafting thing!....I'll be sharing more of my methods as I go along.
I'm looking forward to our play day next week:)
xx
Lori

Wendy said...

Oh yum, that Fig Tree quilt is going to be gorgeous! I love all their fabrics.

Terriaw said...

Each time I see the next round of blocks pop up for this quilt along, I am inspired. It's so cool to see all of your fabulous blocks so far, Sherri. Well done in keeping up!

Lori said...

I love the solid idea! I was planning on picking up the book and thought about trying solids. Now that I see yours, I will definitely give it a shot! They look beautiful!

Dianne said...

blocks look great! good luck finishing your 3 WIPS!

Connie said...

Great looking blocks and love the fabrics you are using!

Bailey said...

I just got the book and am so excited to start! Are you willing to share the math for the 20 blocks that you figured out without templates? I would so appreciate it.

a little bit biased said...

Looks like you're on a roll. It will be beautiful!

KMSC said...

I love your Farmer's Wife blocks! Beautiful fabrics. Coincidentally, my Saturday small quilt group is starting this project so you have definitely inspired me. I will be interested in seeing your progress and I think you will keep me motivated! Thanks!

Donna said...

I'm really loving that Fig Tree version. Thanks for sharing.

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