Thursday, July 12, 2012

Farmer's Wife...Just 18 to Go!



I finished 7 more blocks for my Farmer's Wife quilt this week...that means I have just 18 blocks to go. Finally making it under the "20 block mark" has given me more motivation to keep going with the blocks. Now I'm left with mostly more time consuming blocks, though, so my goal is 3 a week...that will let me finish before the end of August.


Block 40, Friendship Block was the first I made. I used a few templates for this one but just rotary cut the pieces I could.


Block 42, Fruit Basket was made using the Marti Michell Template Set S. Template set S ended up being the only set I purchased for this quilt. It really was worth it because all of the pieces for these 5-patch blocks are funny sizes. It would have been really time consuming to use freezer paper templates or even to try and measure everything.


Block 45, Grape Basket...this block uses the same pieces as the block above with just a couple changes in color.


Block 46, Hill and Valley ended up being a favorite.  I really didn't like this one until I made it...just goes to show that it's good to try things you might not think you'll like!


Block 49, Honeycomb is a favorite. I did make freezer paper templates for this one...it went pretty quickly, too!



Block 93, Swallow--I'd been wanting to make this one for awhile. I had figured out the math to rotary cut everything but the 4 pieces in the lower right hand corner. Finally, I decided to just use the templates for those pieces, and it went together pretty quickly.





Block 28, Duck and Ducklings...I'm really not happy with this one (you can see that I practically hid it in the top photo). There just isn't enough contrast.  The two fabrics look great together, but with so many pieces it ended up looking "too busy." This block is also made with the Marti Michell Set S templates...not sure if I will re-make this one or not...it was a little time-consuming.

So, slowly but surely I'm getting there. I think this might be the first quilt I've ever worked on for more than a year...but it's been such a great journey that I'm going to have to find something similar to take the place of this project...Dear Jane maybe?

Thanks so much for stopping by!



27 comments:

Bev said...

These blocks are awesome! I love the colors you chose. Way to go! I'm working on a ufo project and realizing how hard it is to complete a large quilt. I'm not even dealing with those tiny pieces! Kudos!

Cheery wave from
Bev

http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

laurajane said...

Lovely blocks.I love the coloures you're using.will have to do a few more of mine.
Laura x

Josie McRazie said...

Makes you want to sit down and whoop out those last ones doesn't it!! Can't wait to see you put theses all together!! :o)

dianehobbit said...

So near now!

Michele said...

Woohoo! Congratulations on so much beautiful progress! Your least favorite block may not bother you once you put them all together. I have good luck putting blocks I don't love in the corners. They seem not so obvious to me.

suemac said...

You are getting close. Congrats.

Janet said...

I love your blocks!! So very pretty in all the Fig Tree fabrics. You're close to being done now.

Quilt Hollow said...

Nice and early finished even better!

Stephanie said...

Well if you do Dear Jane I can't wait to see it!!!

Sue Bone said...

I have under 20 to go too and they're taking much longer as they have more pieces.

Liila said...

How lovely piece's <3

Patti said...

love your blocks. They are awesome.

trish said...

Your blocks are so pretty Sherri. :0)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your colors your blocks are beautiful!!

quilt happy said...

you have so much will power dear

Calli Makes Do said...

Oh, I love your blocks! I agree with Michele, don't remake your least favorite. The fabrics are so pretty and every quilt needs some quiet blocks. I'm so happy to hear you've made so many of your blocks without the templates. I know when I get to the point I have to use them, they will drive me coconuts!

Polly said...

Sherri, those blocks are just lovely!! Good job YOU!! I have the book and making the quilt is on my bucket list!!

Mama Pea said...

That is very exciting! Way to go!

tpott said...

What a great job, love your color choices. You can't have too much Fig Tree fabric. I still can't cut into mine, I haven't found the perfect project yet. ;-> Toni Anne

Anita said...

Your blocks are gorgeous!! I just love the fig tree fabrics! Oh, and yes please do a Dear Jane! I have some blocks and would love to get motivated to get working on them again :)

Siobhán said...

They are SOOO pretty! Great job on all of them. Dear Jane would be an amazing follow up quilt.

Lynn Koeppen said...

These blocks are beautiful. You inspire me, as I am at 50.

Jean(ie) said...

Keep going!

Margaret said...

I'm loving watching the progress of your Farmer's Wife quilt blocks. I think of all the Farmer's Wife blocks I've seen online, I like yours the best! I can't wait to see them all pieced together!

Dawn said...

These look great...your such an inspiration..must start my fig one...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

All of your blocks are GREAT. I may just need to start one of these quilts.

Bari Jo said...

Hi Sherri - do you have any suggestions for books etc that demonstrate freezer paper templates and how to use them? :O) Your quilt is going to be amazing!

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