Thursday, October 20, 2011

Farmer's Wife Blocks and a Giveaway


This weeks Fig Tree version Farmer's Wife blocks were made from market sewing scraps.  In fact, all of the half-square triangles were cut-offs from bigger blocks, and even the flying geese were made from scraps that were pretty small!


This is the block I shared the other day--Block 26, Cut Glass Dish.


Here is Block 89, Steps to the Altar


And here is one of my favorites, Block 105, Wild Goose Chase!


Wild Goose Chase is the only block I finished this week in my Flurry version, and it turned out to be a favorite! Did you know the author of The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, Laurie Aaron Hird also wrote another book, The Farmer's Wife Pony Club Sampler Quilt?   For a chance to win this book from one of my sponsors, Rachel from Dewberry Lane,

                    GO HERE To Enter The Giveaway!

Thanks for stopping by!

23 comments:

Brita said...

Those little blocks are wonderful :-) Feels good to use up those scraps, does't it? I have to fight with myself not to save every teeny tiny bit.

Kristen said...

Once again you've made beautiful blocks. I can't wait to see your finished quilt! :)

April said...

They're so pretty and precise, Sherri! I don't know how you get it all done, woman, seriously? You're amazing.
xoxo
April

Mommarock said...

What a wonderful opportunity. I love the first book. Those little blocks are a great way for me to practice my piecing skills and learn more about quilting as I go. Love them!

Julierose said...

The cut glass dish is really pretty. Love the fabric choices you made. Julierose

Jan Marie said...

I am loving the fabrics for your quilts.

CaraQuilts said...

I love your blocks! I'm doing mine in Fig Tree too!

Sherryl said...

Your blocks are SO gorgeous. I love seeing how they are turning out, but it makes me a little crazy too. I'm trying very hard to make myself wait until January before I start (I'm working on a Block of the Week and a Block of the month that both end in December). Oh it's so hard to wait!

WoolenSails said...

Your blocks are beautiful and really nice color combinations, wish I could sew with such precision;)

Debbie

Carrie P. said...

the fabric really makes those blocks shine. great job.

Patti said...

As usual I love your blocks. They are just stunning.
Patti xxx

Helen in Switzerland said...

I absolutely LOVE the wild geese blocks - aren't they just gorgeous!!

Needled Mom said...

Those blocks are fabulous!

mamabug said...

Congratulations on using up some of your scraps in such a beautiful way!! The blocks turned out lovely!! Would love to see more. k.bugbee@att.net

linny said...

This is a great way to use scraps. I always seem to have lots of scraps that I don't want to throw away. These blocks are lovely.
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Kristy said...

Oh are these gorgeous! I like the flying geese one too. It looks great in either fabric line. Thanks for the pretty pictures.

azdiann said...

Actually there are a couple of notions I like. The Quilters Dream batting and the Omnigrip 5x5 ruler. I'm a newbee at quilting and I get very excited around notions, haha!

azdiann said...

I signed up for Rachael's Newsletter!

Jeanna said...

Awesome blocks! Love the fabrics and your piecing is perfect!

Carol said...

Oh Sherri I am loving these new blocks!

suemac said...

I am so far behind in my FWQ blocks. I have had so many big projects I needed to get finished for birthdays etc. You make me want to dive in again.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those blocks are so sweet!

mary said...

Those blocks are so neat, I love to see how you are progressing .