Saturday, July 23, 2011

Farmer's Wife Week 9 & 10


It was sort of a "Farmer's Wife" Saturday.  And I got a little carried away.  I made the blocks for weeks 9 and 10.  Maybe it's a good thing I'm ahead.  There are quite a few blocks I'm going to have to use templates for, and that will slow me down a bit in the coming weeks.   First up is block 73, Rainbow Flowers.



Next I made block 74, Ribbons. I really love this block!


A super easy block--block 84, Spool.



And finally, block 5, Bat Wing. I used the templates for the top and bottom units and simply measured and cut the center section pieces.


My goal this week for my Flurry version blocks was not to use any plain white fabric.  I've used quite a bit of white already and wanted to incorporate some of the lighter prints as backgrounds.


My goal for the Fig Tree blocks was just to use a variety of lights, mediums and darks--and to keep the blocks fun! (Block 73, Rainbow Flowers).


Block 74, Ribbons, again...one of my favorites!


Block 84, Spool.


And finally Block 5, Bat Wing.


I just love the combination of all the Fig Tree lines.  Light and dark fabrics seem to work together flawlessly.  A block with the lighter colors of Strawberry Fields can sit right next to a block made with the darker tones of Breakfast at Tiffany's or Mill House Inn and look wonderful.

I guess I'll wait a couple of weeks before I post any more Farmer's Wife blocks...but that doesn't mean I won't be making them!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


34 comments:

diane said...

Nice...I am doing the "easy" blocks first. but I really need to do a few of the more difficult ones so I don't have them all to do at the end.

Jayne said...

Your blocks look great, Sherri. I do love those Fig Tree blocks.

Christine said...

Very nice project you are working
I love
Christine - Paris

Mom Quilter said...

Pleeeeeeease don't wait to post your blocks! I love them all!!!!

Jo Anna

suemac said...

Your blocks look great per usual. I like anything floral and Moda.

greg said...

Your Fig Tree blocks have inspired me! I bought the book this week and I've done the first 6 blocks. I'm also using Fig Tree - so far I've mixed fabrics from 4 different collections and really like how they all play well together. Have you thought about sashing? I'm considering Moda Bella Fig Tree solid green to contrast with all the prints. Please keep on posting your blocks!

Stampmouse said...

i am just now hearing about farmers wife blocks a lot how big are yours??

trelly said...

Beautiful blocks Sherri!!! I made 8 blocks yesterday!!!!! I am working on king size and I have to repeat 34 blocks... yesterday I chose the easiest blocks and repeat all! I'll post them this afternoon because I want to finish another 6 this morning. Kisses from Spain

Jenny said...

beautiful blocks.
i never started this quilt along, but enjoy seeing everyone's blocks!

Carol said...

Oh I love the Ribbon block!

Stephanie said...

All terrific but I really like bat wing.

Vickie E said...

great blocks!

Sandra said...

I'm really enjoying seeing these beautiful blocks coming together. It's so nice to see the different fabrics and how they change the look of the design. Please do keep them coming as often as you like!

S x

MB in MI said...

Wow! love both fabric versions! these will be very pretty quilts!

Suburban Stitcher said...

I think what I love the most about you is that instead of just doing one...you're jumping in and doing two FWQs! I'm not even doing one!! Both versions are lovely, and I've loved seeing them each evolve.

Lori said...

You SO make me want to start making these :) I'm really enjoying watching your two sets of blocks come together. Thanks for sharing!

A Girl said...

Love that you are doing this in 2 colorways. Great job!

Gretchen said...

I just love your blocks and it's great to see them in two different colorways!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Way to sew! They look great! Have a happy week!

Rhonda said...

I am really enjoying seeing your blocks! You do neat work. I'm going to have to dig out my book and look at the blocks again. :) Have fun sewing!

Deb said...

I'm a long time follower but a lurker, too--but let's be honest--unless you're having a giveaway and then I'll speak up! :) But now I have a question...

First, I LOVE all your blocks!! Yours and Camille's are my favorites. I have the book, the good intentions, the fabric and/or scraps, but I just haven't started yet.

I think the template situation is what's holding me up. I haven't decided what I'm doing yet....making copies on cardstock? making copies and laminating them? using Marti Mitchell templates? I really just don't know how to figure out the best scenario just to get started. I have Sets B & D of the templates. I've heard that someplace there's a list that tells which blocks uses which templates.

What did you decide to go with? Any help you can give me would be much appreciated! I'm a quilter but not experienced enough to just make a block w/o instructions.

April said...

Your blocks are so pretty and precise! I need to get caught up on mine, and here you are, doing TWO sets of blocks, and still ahead. You're making the rest of us look bad, woman.
xoxo
April

Pat said...

I love your fabric choices and with seeing what you are doing on this quilt, it makes me want to purchase the directions and start my own but have way too many projects going right now. Anyway I love seeing your blocks and the fabrics you are using.

Heartsdesire said...

Please don't stop posting your finished blocks, I love looking at them and getting inspired. The Fig Tree fabrics look wonderful. Might be time to cut into my Strawberry Fields.

Nicole said...

I'd love to know what templates you are using as well. The ones I printed out are not exactly to scale and my blocks are all off by a quarter inch.

Terriaw said...

Love this next series of blocks! You are really productive with this project and making such great progress. I love seeing all your fun blocks.

Dana said...

I love the Ribbons block, too! I bought the book, but haven't had time to start the project. It will have to wait until late August and then I think I will spend two or three weekends doing nothing but sewing FW blocks! Your post is very inspiring!

thea said...

These blocks are all beautiful. Both sets.

Nicky said...

Very pretty - but I'm trying to imagine two different quilts - guess I'll have to be patient!

Material Girls said...

I heart your blocks! It makes me want to start a Christmas one, wished you lived closer we are starting to get a big group meeting at the shop doing these blocks. So much fun!!
Nadine

randi said...

I am loving these blocks! This quilt-along is just great. If only I had the time to make one of my own!

Chris said...

Hi Sherri,
I too, have caught the Farmer's Wife bug and am making some blocks. I noticed that some of your blocks are xmas prints and others from Fig Tree - are you planning to put them together in a quilt? I started using some 30's prints and then went into my stash of fabrics only to find myself making some rather modern/bolder looking blocks - I'm wondering if I should stick to one type or just go with what pops up in my little scatter brained head.
I enjoy your blog always.
Chris B. Falls Church, Va.

KMSC said...

I enjoy seeing your FW blocks so I hope you will keep posting them as you sew them! Coincidentally, my Second Saturday quilt group has just started these blocks. Bat wing was next on the list to make and it was intimidating (templates, you know)but after seeing your block, I jumped in to sew it. With a little patience it came out very well! Thanks for the jolt of inspiration.

shez said...

Sherri could you tell me please is the templates for the pattern pieces in the book a farmers wife or are they on the CD that is in the back of the book