I just finished up my 81st through 85th blocks. Sometimes this Farmer’s Wife sewing takes a bit of time…these 5 blocks took the better part of a whole day! With only 26 blocks left, I’m getting anxious to finish. But, of course, I now have a dilemma…do I make the remaining blocks that I don’t particularly care for…or substitute other blocks for the ones I just can’t seem to get myself to make. Will it still be the Farmer’s Wife quilt if I make a few changes?
First up today is block 67, Pine Tree. All of the half-square triangles were in my scrap bin, so I decided to use them up, even though I could have made this block a bit cuter by using more fabrics. I did use the tree trunk template for this block. (fabrics: California Girl)
Next is block 77, Seasons. I used templates for the 4 corner pieces in this block. This is a favorite…reminds me of the Granny Squares blocks, I guess! (fabrics: Tapestry)
And this is block 88, Star of Hope. I used the Marti Michell templates for the hst’s and the small corner square. I just measured the template and cut out the larger square. Even though this block is very simple, there’s something about it that I love! (fabrics: Tapestry)
This is block 90, Storm Signal. I found this block in one of my block books (the sections of the block were reversed with the large outer triangles all in the middle, though). Anyway, I was glad I had this one in a book so I didn’t have to use the templates! What is it about those templates, anyway? I complain and complain about them, but when I have to use them they actually aren’t that bad! (fabrics: Strawberry Fields)
And finally, this is block 95, Temperance Tree. It is absolutely identical to the tree block above except that the trunk sizes are different. I’ve decided I like the proportions in this block better. (fabrics: Strawberry Fields)