Saturday, July 21, 2012

More Summer Farming



I finished four more Farmer's Wife blocks this week...I was hoping to finish more, but it seems the lazy days of summer have been, well, a little lazy! I have three more blocks planned out, though, and hope to get to them this afternoon...then I'll have 100 completed and will just have 11 left!


This is block #86, Squash Blossom. I kept thinking I would need to use templates for this one then figured out I could make it with half-square triangles instead. I know I made more work for myself with this one...but not having to use templates made it worth it.


This is block #99, W.C.T.U.--it's been on my list for awhile. I used only one of the templates for this block.


Block #38, Four Winds was a welcome surprise...I didn't like this block at all in the book, but I really love how it turned out. I almost didn't use the solid red, either, and I think that fabric sort of made the block!



And finally, block #94, Tall Pine Tree. This one was another surprise.  I didn't think I'd like it, but it's kind of a fun block. I used the templates on this one, and they weren't so bad after all. Actually a few of the blocks that seemed impossible even a few months ago are starting to look "do-able." So I'll keep on keeping on!


I really appreciate all of the support from all of you as I've worked on this quilt (for over a year now)! It really helps to see others finishing and getting close to finishing this project and other big projects as well! I'm starting to think about setting...I've seen some set on point (as in the book) and others set with a straight setting. I love both settings but will have to choose one soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by...and Happy Saturday!

32 comments:

Anne said...

When I was thinking of how to set my FW blocks, I found this one (https://pinterest.com/pin/206250857905281704/) which had some on point and others straight. I didn't end up doing mine that way but I thought I'd share it with you in case you might like it.

Busy As Can Be said...

WOW they look so good! and hard....you are doing an amazing job, can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You are getting SO close Sherri! I see a finish ahead for you and the farmer.

Janet said...

As always I love your blocks. All those soft and pretty fabrics are so beautiful!

mmedendorp said...

I just love your blocks. It has inspired me to ask for the book for Christmas. Keep up the good work. Your blocks look great!

trish said...

Truly Sherri. Your blocks are stunning. So pretty. :0)

Cathy said...

Love your blocks Sherri...I might have to go an investigate this quilt pattern!

dortha said...

I think block 99 has the corner of one of the blocks set wrong. I am not sure but it doesn't match the other corners. You have made some pretty blocks.

*-* said...

I love seeing your progress. The blocks are so fresh & vibrant.

sandra said...

You are doing a beautiful and I have been following you all the way and I knew you would finish them all. Just keep at it and soon it will be done.

Amanda Murphy said...

These are all so pretty! Love them!

Karen said...

I can't wait to see this finished! It is going to look so good.

Jackie said...

They're gorgeous! I've loved seeing your progress. I hope to get back to mine. I only have 10 blocks completed but love them! #99 does have one of the lower right blocks rotated.

Jayne Honnold said...

Your choice of bright, happy fabrics is wonderful. I started mine when the book first came out and opted to go with the reproduction fabrics. I took a long hiatus on making blocks, too, but just this week got them out and had another go at them. I had 15 done, and now have added 15 more! Whooppeee! I will be blogging about them. You are almost done; I really doubt I will make all 111 blocks. I may stop somewhere about halfway perhaps. We'll see... Good job to you!! Wonderfully inspiring!

mindingmomma said...

I like the red in your Four Winds block too. Only 11 to go! Can't wait to see it put together.

Darlene said...

Has it really been a year? Seems like yesterday when you started this beautiful project. More fabulous blocks. The end is near.

SpartanBabe said...

Love watching the progress Sherri! #99 keeps sticking in my mind...1) what does WTCU stand for? and 2) is the bottom right hand right? Like I said - I love watching your progress, and am inspired that you keep on going, even when you feel like Ugh. Thanks for keeping us posted!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your blocks!!

Mar said...

nice nice nice, the colours are fantastic!!
congrat!!
ttfn

dianehobbit said...

These blocks really are wonderful, the fabrics are just to my taste. I am so looking forwarding to seeing the quilt finished.

Laura G said...

These are stunning! I love the Fig Tree fabrics. The piecing you have done is of course perfect.

Karin said...

looking great Sherri! One of these days I'll get around to making this quilt too!

Deborah said...

Beautiful blocks! I stalled after finishing 10 of them!

Megan said...

Whoa, so many teeny tiny pieces - but they're so adorable! I know your finished quilts are going to be great!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Only 11 more? What an accomplishment! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt. I know it will be breathtaking.

elletaylor said...

I have enjoyed watching you build your FW!! Check #99. The bottom left corner might just be off........

Polly said...

They are beautiful, as always! It's going to be such a stunning quilt!!

Mama Pea said...

They are so beautiful! Sigh. I wish my summer days were lazy. I guess last week was, but now it's back to hectic! ;-)

Bari Jo said...

It's been so much fun (and inspiring) to watch you do these blocks the last year and see things come together! Can't wait to see how you finish it and quilt it! :O) GREAT job!

Jeanne said...

Such beautiful blocks! I love the fabrics, too.

Patty said...

Your blocks look great.

Jenny Bowker said...

They look wonderful - well done! I have a feeling one of the squash blossom pieces is wrong - just in case you worry about perfection!