Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I really look forward to making my Farmer's Wife blocks each week. There is just something so satisfying that comes from making these 6-inch blocks. This week I chose Block #31, Evening Star and Block #80, Single Wedding Star.
I've been working on evening out the colors and knew I needed to use more greens and blues this week.
I've also been trying to vary my background fabrics.
It's fun to see all 16 blocks together. I still need to work on keeping enough blue in the mix.
And I should try to figure out what I'm going to use for sashing now that I have a number of blocks completed.
With my Fig Tree blocks I'm trying to work on getting some more blues and browns. This week I used some of my older Fig Tree fabrics, Allspice Tapestry, along with some Mill House Inn.
I worried whether there was enough contrast between the star points and background on this block, but I think it will be fine with them all together.
I love the blue center on this block!
The browns are looking proportional, but I definitely need to work in some more blues.
And, I need to start thinking about sashing for this quilt as well! I just love every Farmer's Wife post I see on-line--with all of the amazing blocks being made, there will be some amazing quilts in the coming months.