Monday, January 2, 2012

Back to the Farm



Yes, it's been a little while since I did some visiting with my Farmer's Wife fabrics and blocks. It sure felt good to get back to the farm! I've been making note of my "works in progress" this weekend (luckily, I don't have as many as I'd feared), and I realized that I really do like having a few quilts that take a little time.  I really enjoy the process with these "long-term" quilts!

 

This is block 43, "Garden Path." I didn't use the templates, choosing instead to make 28 half-square triangles to go along with the 8 squares.  I assembled this into four 9-patch units to make construction a little easier.

 

And this is block 51, "Hovering Birds."  It was definitely fast and easy compared to "Garden Path!"



I was only going to make two blocks this week then realized that block 52, "Hovering Hawks" was just so similar to block 51.  I had to make it!



And here are the Fig Tree fabric versions of the three blocks.

 

Again block 43--I really love this block--time-consuming but so worth it!

 

Block 51.

 

And block 52. 

I mapped out a few more blocks the other night, so hopefully I can get back in the habit of working on these weekly.  I've decided to keep going with my Christmas version until I have enough blocks for a full-size quilt (about 30 more to go for that). I'm still planning on a king-sized quilt with the Fig Tree fabric blocks.

Thanks again for stopping by and for leaving so many wonderful comments!  Have a terrific day!

28 comments:

Jan-Maree said...

these are going to be two wonderful quilts! love them!!!

Staci said...

Oh so pretty! Your FW blocks, as well as some I have seen on a couple other blogs have finally sent me over the edge. I bought the book, and will start working on these little beauties this week. Part of me can't wait...
The other part of me is pretty sure I have lost my mind...

Kate said...

I love your blocks! I lost my mojo with mine, so I think I'm putting it aside for now. Look forward to seeing more of yours.

•stephanie• said...

both those quilts are going to be drop dead gorgeous. what labors of love!

Donna said...

I love your blocks and the fabrics you are using are so beautiful.

Patchwork and Play said...

Glad to have you back on the farm! I look forward to seeing what you are going to sash each of your quilts with?

iluvmybugs said...

Love these blocks and your choice of fabrics for both...look forward to seeing more!! TFS

Carol said...

Oh I just love your blocks...thanks for sharing how you did Garden Path...great idea...oh now I really want to do that one.

Stephanie said...

I'm really enjoying watching this project grow.

dianehobbit said...

Making this quilt ia a big challenge in itself without making two. They both look wonderful, I must try to get back on track with my block making. It is defintely a long term project for me, perhaps complete by Christmas 2013.

badlandsquilts said...

Those look great...I need to get mine back out too!

Josie McRazie said...

as always ! L O v E them!! The christmas gets my vote this week! I think I flop back and forth each time! LOL

brenna said...

I have to get back to mine, too. I do like having those blocks in my to do pile, as well!

Nicole said...

I need to get back to making my FW blocks too. Everytime you show pics of yours I find myself wishing I had started two of them as well!

Sharrieboberry said...

Love the colors of both! Very pretty!

I think I have, like, two blocks made! Oh my!

What method do you use to cut out your blocks?

Terriaw said...

Beautiful blocks! I just love the colors and the contrast with the white solid. I especially love that greens in that first green block. Such a fun project!

Joan said...

Very pretty! Love the colour combinations! Happy New Year!

roupas de bebe said...

It´s beautiful!

Hugs
Ana Paula Neves
moda infantil feminina

Anna M. said...

Beautiful blocks! My favorite is #51 in yellow...gorgeous!

trelly said...

Love both versions! But I prefer Fig Tree version because mine is with these fabrics too :) This year I'll take part in the Schnibbles club, thanks a lot for your organization... kisses from Spain

Karin said...

these are going to be just wonderful! How much fabric did you start with for these? A FQB of each line and then how much solid yardage? I want to make one eventually (I have the book, but won't be for the quilt along). I just want a 'matchy scrappy' one like yours. I've seen some completed ones that are totally scrappy, and they just don't look 'harmonious' to me. I love how yours are turning out though!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the blocks!

Patricia Lessell said...

Just stunning. I really love them all and just wish I could cut fabric again. Soon I hope.

Andee said...

They are looking good! Way to go!

Thimbleanna said...

Lookin' great Ms. Life! Man...for a minute there, I thought 51 and 52 were the same block -- very clever!

Nanette Merrill said...

Beautiful blocks. Love your style.

Kim said...

These look beautiful! I love both color schemes! I have seen these Farmer's Wives blocks mentioned on several blogs lately. I am going to have to look into them!

Mama Pea said...

Yep. I'm still loving thee blocks in these fabrics!

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