Monday, October 12, 2015

Farmer's Wife 1930's Week Two

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Saturday was sure a happy day for me because I finished the final binding on the final market quilt. I'm always a little nervous before I get ready to release new patterns, but now that the quilts are ready and all together I'm super excited. Now it's on to making small projects for the booth...I promise I'll share the new quilts and patterns as soon as I can.


So with a little of the pressure off I did some cleaning in my sewing room and made the next two blocks for the 1930's Farmer's Wife Quilt Along. I sure


 love picking fabrics for these blocks! I'm still trying to keep somewhat with the colorway of the book blocks, and this is what I came up with for block #20, Caroline. The original block uses solids, so I tried to use prints that weren't too busy in place of solids. I'm happy with this block, and it was fun to use my pink Flea Market Fancy stripe that I love so much.


I made over-sized half-square triangles and quarter square triangles and trimmed down to size. I pressed seams open and again used a light spray starch to keep things from stretching.


For block #14, Betty, I was determined to use at least one solid. I went through a whole lot of different yellows and oranges and finally decided on this yellow Bella Buttercup (9900 51). It seemed to work with not only the fabrics I've already used but also with fabrics in my pile to be used.



This was a fast block, and for this one I again pressed the half-square triangle seams open, flipping the seams at the four-patch intersections to keep everything nice and flat.



 It's always fun to see the weekly blocks together...


 and it's even more fun to  see them all together week by week. So far I'm keeping up with this one. I really do love the idea that this will be a year long project. It's good to have those long-term projects that grow with you through the year!


 Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy sewing!
 

6 comments:

Hildy said...

Your blocks are beautiful:-) I love this pink, too, it's a really nice shade not too soft and not too bright. BTW still waiting for my book:-( But on the bright side I've made already 20 blocks:-)

~Laurie~ said...

You're such an inspiration to me to keep sewing - even when I feel like giving up! Thank you :)

Rosemary B❤️ said...

These are adorable little gems.
Love them

gailss said...

Glad to hear that some of the pressure is off now but in a short time "market" will be starting and you will be in the mix of it. Great blocks Sherri and looks like a happy quilt in the works.

Liz said...

I love your blocks and fabric choices!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Love your blocks! I made 5 of mine so far, but look forward to continue making these as they are published :o) I really hope to be able to follow this QAL, so much fun :-)

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