Thursday, August 16, 2012

Half-Way




I'm determined to have my Christmas version Farmer's Wife quilt set together before school starts. So my goal yesterday was to get half-way finished.



I completed sashing all of the blocks that will be placed in a straight setting. The blocks will all need to be 9" unfinished, so I sewed 2" x 6 1/2" strips to two sides of each block and added 2" x 9 1/2" strips to the other two sides. I then trimmed the blocks to measure 9" square.


This is a terrific method to use if all of your blocks don't measure at exactly 6 1/2" since you'll be trimming anyway. I'm really happy with how the blocks are looking...even the "busiest" blocks don't seem to bother me anymore now that there is extra white space.



Now I just need to  sash my blocks that will be set on point. I cut two 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares per block, cutting each square once on the diagonal. I will use the triangles to set these blocks, again trimming to 9". I even have the triangles cut and ready to sew, so hopefully I can finish this up soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

29 comments:

Anita said...

Ooooh, looking very good :)

Dawn said...

Wow, you're cookin'! It looks great!

Patchwork and Play said...

I think this setting for the FW blocks is perfect! (Well, it is the way I made mine! ) Some of the blocks just need to be straight!

Carol said...

I really, really like it...and it solves my issue with putting some of the blocks on point that I really wanted straight...love it!

Maria said...

I love the sashing!

Debby said...

That is going to be such a super cute quilt, can't wait to see it completed

Joan said...

Your blocks are beautiful. Love your choice of fabrics.

Chris said...

Sheri, I also love lots of white in my quilts. The idea of putting a white boarder around each block is such a good idea, the blocks really look finished that way and your right they don't seem so busy. This is going to be a beautiful quilt! All your work is really paying off. Can't
wait to se the finished quilt!!!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Your blocks look so pretty!

Dawn said...

Oh Sherri this is going to look fabulous...Can't wait to see it finished..I think next year I might do a Christmas Farmers wife...you have inspired me...
Hugs Dawn x

Jacqueline said...

I am loving what I am seeing. Can't wait to see the finished project. Thanks for sharing.

Bev said...

Gorgeous! I have 9 FW blocks finished...sigh! Love the way you are doing your sashing! Thanks for sharing!

Cheery wave from
Bev

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Doniene said...

So very lovely!! Can't wait to see the finished top!!

paulette said...

I LOVE the way you have framed each block!! I'm with you...can't wait to see the finish!!
P

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

I love the Christmas version of this quilt! It's going to be so cute!! :)

Bari Jo said...

Thank you so much for sharing the math part of how to do this!!!!! :O) Your quilt looks great... I like the way the sashing gives it a nice crisp look! That is going to be one beautiful Christmas quilt!

Patti said...

Boy are you ever cookin'! They look totally amazing and I can't wait to see them put together. Your skills never cease to amaze me - amaze isn't the right word but I hope you know what I mean.
Love
P xxx

Aliza said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Nedra said...

I didn't think to add sashing like that when I made mine. So beautiful in the Christmas colors.

Polly said...

So very clever of you to ssh and trim to fit! Love that! And I think the sashing helps it not look too busy! Your blocks are beautiful!!

JayTee said...

Love the color choice

Wendy said...

looks great...I just pieced together my farmers wife top this past weekend...I am doing a small quilt so only got through 25 blocks...love your Christmas themed blocks.

SewCalGal said...

Sherri, your blocks are coming along. I think you'll reach your goal. These are going to make such a beautiful quilt.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

It's looking wonderful, Sherri! BTW- Congrats for making the list of blogs in the IQF e-zine!!

Jackie P said...

I love this quilt. Every time you post about it and show pictures, it makes me happy.:)

Kristen McIntyre said...

great job! I know its not easy. It need patience and perseverance.

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mmedendorp said...

I just love your Christmas Farmers Wife quilt. They are just awesome!

Michele said...

I'm happy for you! This quilt is going to be amazing!

Mama Pea said...

I love your blocks and the idea of sashing them. I can't wait to see how it turns out!