Monday, October 10, 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt Along--More Progress!


This week I made three Farmer's Wife blocks...one for my Christmas (Flurry) set and two for my Fig Tree version. This is Block 92, Streak of Lightning.  I had fun trying to get the zig zag effect with this!


For the first time in over a month I got all the blocks out and had a look...



It's just so much fun seeing this quilt coming to life!


I don't know if I'll be able to stop at just a lap quilt on this one...a little voice keeps saying...wow...wouldn't this be an awesome larger quilt?


But on the other hand, if I make this a lap quilt, I'll be finished soon--I have 41 blocks and just need 10 more for the lap-sized quilt. Oh, and having 41 blocks presents a small problem--I thought I only had 40, and I've been marking them off on a little chart...looks like I'll have to go through them all and figure out which one I forgot to record.


 Here is my Fig Tree Streak of Lightning.



And this is block 50, Honey's Choice.  I'm definitely going to make a Flurry version of this too, just didn't have time this week.  I used the Marti Michell templates for this one, and it went together like a dream.


I have 45 Fig Tree blocks...



And I do love how they look together.  I'm really happy I decided to use scraps from so many lines.  This is going to be a favorite, I'm sure.



It really is hard to get a good photo of all of them together...I'm pretty sure I'll have to take these outside for the next photo shoot!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

P.S.  Congrats to Nancy, Sinta, aksherry, and karenfae...you are the winners in my Veranda giveaway! (I'll be sending you all e-mails shortly)!




38 comments:

Jackie said...

Sherri, they are both beautiful! My book should be here tomorrow. I'm not sure how that and fabric purchases happened because I was not going to make this quilt. I guess resistance if futile! I'm using Ruby with some Bliss, a few solids, and bits of other stuff.

Cardygirl said...

Your blocks all look beautiful...I love both versions. BUT I am resisting! I will just enjoy watching yours grow.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

They are both going to be gorgeous, regardless of size!

Sherry said...

I always love stopping by to see your newest FW blocks. No disappointment today - wonderful! :)

Terriaw said...

Look at all those blocks together! Both quilts look so fabulous! I bet it feels good to be this far along... on 2 projects.

Angie @ Summerfield Quilts said...

I love both of your quilts. I agree that the Flurry one would be a gorgeous larger quilt, but it's perfect as a lap quilt also.

Kris said...

Oh my goodness, Sherri - Your quilts are both going to be gorgeous when you get them completed!! Kris

Becky S. said...

I LOVE your Farmer's Wife blocks!!!

Suzanne said...

Both quilts are coming together beautifully...great job1

Jan Marie said...

Sheri those blocks look awesome. I wondered about the flurry fabric but I absolutely love it.

karenfae said...

your farmers wife quilts are coming along so well.
I'm so happy to see I am one of your winners! Looking forward to hearing from you :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

occasionalpiece said...

I love how the blocks coordinate with your blog header--it's such a pleasure reading your blog even if just for this little design treat.

Wow! on both sets of blocks. I really love the Christmas set and think it's such a great idea for all those blocks. Not to say that the other blocks aren't knock-outs, too.

Wonderful!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Both quilts are divine! I can't believe how many blocks you've made! I think I'm still in single figures...

Stephanie said...

Both are very pretty. They look terrific with all of the blocks laid out together. Great fabrics.

Mary said...

Just gorgeous!

Ginette said...

I love both versions!! They will be absolutely gorgeous! I am using the Marti Michell templates for my blocks and I think it is fabulous that they go together so easily.

Miss White Wall said...

Both versions are turning out really great! That is a lot of blocks, can't wait to see them put together!

Tracey Holzer said...

beautiful blocks, fantastic blog!

Josie McRazie said...

Oh that chirstmas one is just so yummy! I love seeing each of teh blocks and what a treat to see them together and get a glimpse of what it wil look like!!

Nanette Merrill said...

fabulous fabulous fabulous!

I am the same way...what size to make it. I'm leaning to bigger. Today at least.

Mary said...

Both versions are so pretty! I don't usually like quilts that are just for Christmas (so much work for such a short time on display) but yours really speaks to me in a good way. And the Fig Tree fabrics you're using are perfect for a Farmer's Wife!

Cherise said...

All the blocks look beautiful! Great job & great fabric choices! Thanks for sharing! :)

Patti said...

As usual, your blocks are stunning. As soon as my hands are a bit better (MS acting up) I shall start mine.
Love
Patti xxx

Carrie P. said...

Oh, look at all your blocks side by side. so pretty.

aksherry said...

They look beautiful. And thank you for the prize!!

Kathie said...

oh they both look great! fun to put so many different fabrics in one quilt.
Kathie

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Sigh. I'm so in love with your Farmer's Wife blocks. These are going to be such pretty quilts. I made three blocks, then I got distracted by something else. I think I need therapy. :-)

Miss Nancy said...

Congratulations to the winners! Well done! Enjoy!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Carla said...

I bought the book!! Can't wait to start my blocks. I love the fig tree blocks.

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're both looking fabulous!!

Nedra said...

Your FW all look so wonderful together! Aren't you loving working on this quilt?

Patty said...

Love your fabric choices, They are making for some beautiful quilts.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Just happened by to enjoy your blog. Your Farmer's Wife quilt is going to be gorgeous--I like the colors and fabrics you've used. Quite a project!
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Karen said...

Your blocks look fabulous layed out together. You are going to have 2 beautiful quilts.

Anonymous said...

I'm a recent visitor to your blog - it sure is a feast for the eyes. Love the two quilts. Jan

Janet said...

How much yardage of Flurry did you start out with? I would hate to get started on something like this and run out... I just love it!!! Any advice you can give would be wonderful.
Janet

tara said...

wOOOOw i love the colors!!! congrats'!!!!

Kerry_Kid Giddy said...

someday I will have more patience to do more quilting! until then I will enjoy the work of others (like these!)...love the flurry fabric too! -kg