Tuesday, August 2, 2011
I have some more Farmer's Wife blocks to share! I'm pretty sure this is officially week 10--just can't believe I've been working on these blocks that long, but I guess the summer is going by! Last week I thought I was ahead on my blocks, but since I'm making a king-sized quilt I realized that I need to be making 3 blocks a week for awhile.
First I made block 55, Linoleum.
Next, I made block 100, Weathervane, using Lori's tutorial.
Finally, I made Block 19, Checkerboard. Checkerboard is a template block, but I just measured the actual templates and then cut my pieces to size.
Here are my Fig Tree versions of these three blocks.
And lastly, my Fig Tree Checkerboard (I heart this block)!
Also, I recently ordered the Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates, Set S, which will help me make all of the 5-grid blocks more easily. I have to say I don't love freezer paper or plastic templates, and since Marti's templates always seem to work flawlessly I figured this set would be a good investment. I've made two blocks already using the templates from set S and will be posting about them soon. Nicole is also using templates from set A & B right now to make some of these blocks, and you can find out more information here!
Finally, be sure to stop over at Sinta's blog to read all about the prize winners in the Le Petite parade (hint: if you had a quilt in the parade, you just might want to read about the winners). Oh, and go here to see the winner of the Green Fairy Quilts giveaway!
Thanks so much for stopping by!