Monday, March 19, 2012

More Farmer's Wife Blocks


I had fun putting together 3 more Farmer's Wife blocks this weekend!  I had drafted 6 blocks last week--for me, doing the math ahead of time ensures I'll make at least a few. I hope to make 3 more this week!




First up is block 60, Noon & Light. This was a fun block to make.  I used a different construction method than is used in the photo from the book...it just seemed easier to make this block using half square and quarter-square constructions. I used fabrics from the Fig Tree Whimsy collection for this one.


Next I made block102, Whirlpool using pieces from Butterscotch & Rose--more half-square triangles!



And finally I made block 64, Peace & Plenty, using California Girl scraps--as you can see I mad a lot of small half-square triangles this weekend.

I'm looking forward to sewing the other 3 blocks I have drafted! I really want to get a photo of all my blocks together this week too...it's been a while since I got them all in one picture!

Thanks for stopping by!


22 comments:

Liv said...

They look really gorgeous I love those Fig Tree fabrics too!
Liv

Missy Shay said...

Your sampler quilt will be so fun when you are done!

stephmabry said...

Your fabric choices are great! I just got the book in the mail on Friday (way to be slow to get on the bandwagon, huh??) and I look forward to finally being confident enough to jump in!

Amber said...

Ooh I love all of your projects Sherri! Especially the ones with the Fig Tree fabrics. I'm always a big fan of F.T.

Take care!
Amber

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

your blocks are so cute! I've just joined the quilt a long, it's so fun! :D

Karin said...

Love seeing your FW blocks! I wish I had two of me so I could have started the FWQA - I have too many QA's I want to do!!!

quilt happy said...

beautiful

Marie said...

This quilt is just getting more and more beautiful with each block that you put together. What an amazing palette!

Sherry said...

I love the fabrics you are using in this project. I will try a Farmer's wife quilt someday but as a new quilter I am not quite ready yet.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful job. I need to stop starting new things and get back to my FWS.

Kris said...

Sherri - Your blocks are darling and I love how colorful and bright they are!! Kris

Fran said...

I love all your Farmer's wife blocks! Are you using a particular book for inspiration?

Janet said...

I was hoping you would give us a peek at all the blocks together :0) I can't wait - they are all so lovely.

Busy As Can Be said...

Everytime I see your new blocks I wish i had of started this quilt...I think it counts if I own the book...LOL

Jackie said...

Your blocks are alway so gorgeous and perfectly pieced. Love them!

Maria said...

Your little blocks are too quaint, I love the fabric. I can't wait to see the final result.
I'm still a novice quilter and am making cell phone covers and nook covers with cutesy penguins, frogs and kitties on.
My little penguin cell phone cover hangs around my neck with my little $15 Tracfone SVC for seniors. Must say I love the larger keys and letters on the phone screen so I don't strain my eyes and I only pay $7/month for service.
I actually think it's the cute animals I put on my phone and kindle covers that make people want them and the cost of covers in the shops is really high.

Mama Pea said...

These are looking good. It's so fun to see so many people doing them in so many different fabrics. :-)

Polly said...

I love these traditional blocks in new crisp modern fabrics! Good job, you!!

Lesley said...

Love your blocks! Always so perfect!

Heather said...

Not sure how I haven't seen updates on your quilt blocks before - I LOVE the fabric you chose! Great work!

Mary said...

I love your blocks! Your quilt is going to be fabulous when it's finished.

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm getting back to mine. I swear I am. When I don't know but I will. Yours are so lovely. I wish I had them.