Monday, September 26, 2011
Last week was pretty busy, but I did manage to fit in a little time on Saturday to make my Farmer's Wife blocks. I am determined not to get behind in this quilt along, so I picked some easy blocks this week.
This is block 71, Puss in the Corner. I used some softer Fig Tree fabrics and love how this one turned out. I just hope it fits in with the other blocks.
Block 70, Prairie Queen, was fun to make as well. This one is all Strawberry Fields fabric. I think the contrast worked well on this one. I sure do learn from each block I make from this book. There is simply no better way to learn about contrast and fabric choices than to just start playing...and these blocks provide the perfect opportunity.
The Flurry collection of fabric has a lot of busy prints and some fun solids, so I get a different kind of "contrast" practice working with them.
Block 71...not so sure about this one...perhaps the solid is too strong in this block?!
I was worried that Prairie Queen (block 70) was a little bit busy. I used the solid white to hopefully give a resting place for the eyes. I'm really thinking about sashing this quilt with white. Okay...well these are last weeks blocks. After this week's are finished I'll have 40 and plan to do a group shot!
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