Tuesday, July 5, 2011
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!