Saturday, July 21, 2012
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!
Posted by Sherri at 2:21 PM