Thursday, November 5, 2015

Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a little bit of my catch-up sewing for the Farmer's Wife 1930's quilt along. Market sewing and preparation really took over my schedule for a few weeks, and I struggled to keep up. After returning home some Farmer's Wife blocks were high on my to do list!


This quilt along has been terrific, because the tutorials have all been excellent. Choosing fabrics really has taken more time than some of the blocks because the directions are well-written and easy to follow.


First up are my Granny (#41) and Jenny (#45) blocks. When I get behind on a project I begin with the current week...so these are the blocks for the week I returned home. I used the Marti Michell template set A for both of these blocks with great results.




This is block #45, Jenny. I didn't have a solid that I felt worked well, but I did feel like the blue print that I used for 6 of the triangles really worked as a solid. The other prints both seemed to get enough attention without overwhelming the block.


I've been getting positive feed back for showing the block backs, so I'll continue to share those...


Block #41, Granny...



And the back...


I also caught up by making blocks #78, #49, and #94 (these were the blocks that were made the week I left for market).



For block #94, Susannah, I just did the math in my head and used the easy-corner triangle method. It worked out well and was nice to have a simple to piece block to make. If you are unsure about measurements, you can always look at the rotary cutting file to double check you are cutting the correct sizes.



And the back...


This is block #78, Old Maid. I also used the Marti Michell template set A for this block (although I made the quarter square triangle section in the middle using my quarter square triangle technique.


The back...


Finall...block #49, Katherine. This one was so much fun. If you look at block #94 above you'll see that they are actually very similar. I used the same method, making easy corner triangles from squares rather than cutting triangles for my block. When I can do the math easily, I like to use this method.


And the back...


Well...I was caught up for a short minute anyway...I need to make the three blocks for this week and then get my block tutorial ready for next week...my first tutorial for this quilt along will be on November 13th.



And...Bright Sun has started shipping and will be arriving in your favorite shops soon! Over the next couple of weeks I'll be highlighting a few shops where you can find it on-line (and in some brick and mortar shops, too). Brooke at Lady Belle Fabric has it in stock and ready to go...and she has a terrific price on Fat Quarter Bundles for my viewers. You can find it here.




 Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy quilting!

12 comments:

Sue Kaiser said...

I love your fabric choices! Great job!

Patty D from NC said...

Blocks are looking beautiful.

Anne Heidi said...

Your blocks are lovely! I am enjoying sewing with my Valley fabrics today :-)

Carol said...

All of your blocks look amazing and I love the fabrics! I have so much catching up to do on mine!

Hildy said...

Your blocks are beautiful and thanks for showing the backs, too:-)

Helen L said...

Your blocks are beautiful, and I love seeing the backs; it helps to see how you pressed. :-) And your Bright Sun at Lady Belle is really a good price. I've been waiting on it and am glad I did: ordered!! :-) Have a great weekend!! Hugs, H

Bella Pink said...

I LUV your Bright Sun fabrics. Can't wait to see them in the stores! arden

L. Jones said...

Love your fabrics,it's going to be beautiful

L. Jones said...

Love your fabrics,it's going to be beautiful

Karen said...

Your blocks are looking fantastic! I love the Denyse Schmidt fabrics you're using.

Julie Beard said...

Sherri, Your blocks are like a breathe of fresh air! Delightful, just the right colours and perfect placement and design. I love them all! I would love to know where I could get some of that range if possible in Australia. Julie

Susie Hoover said...

I too am enjoying the Farmers Wife QAL. I totally agree with you that the tutorials are fantastic. Love all the options of how to put the blocks together. Use whichever way best suits you! Your blocks are gorgeous. I'm behind so I'll use your post as motivation for me!

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