Friday, July 22, 2011

Farmer's Been Getting Some Attention!

I decided I'd rather work on constructing instead of de-constructing so I put the Kaleidoscope quilt aside for the night (you know, the one I still need to remove a whole row from?) and worked on my Farmer's Wife blocks.

I've only shown you guys the first two blocks so far (and I'm up to 14!) so get ready for a photo-bomb! And I do apologize that a couple of these are a tad blurry, I was in a bit of a hurry. Sorry!

To refresh your memory, here are blocks 1 and 2

Attic Windows

Autumn Tints

And now for the rest...

Basket-I just need to add the handle!

Basket Weave

Bat Wing

Big Dipper

Birds in the Air




Broken Dishes

Broken Sugar Bowl


Butterfly at the Crossroads

My goal is to go completely scrappy with this quilt and so far I've been able to do that. It's making a huge dent in my scrap bin which I am LOVING.

 I'm trying to refrain from using the same fabric collections in one block because I like the challenge of matching up fabrics on my own and don't get to do that often enough. Unfortunately my LQS's cater to a different type of quilter so I don't get to see fabric in person until I buy it and get it in the mail and matching online can be a bit difficult.

So far I'm really happy with what I have. Basket Weave is a bit bright compared to all of the other blocks but I'm going to leave it be for now. If it sticks out like a sore thumb when I get them all done I may re-do it then.

I also didn't have enough of the patterned brown for Bouquet but I did say I want to use my scraps so I went with a solid brown that I had.

So far I've used only the templates and my scissors with the exception of the couple of pieces that are 2.5", 1.5" and 3.5" square. It's been a challenge, but a fun one. Just look at Buckwheat before I put it together.

Those are a LOT of pieces for one 6.5" block!

Here they are all together so far!

I can't wait to see how it all comes together in the end. I'm told scrap quilts can be a bit of a mess at first but when you keep adding more and more it all comes together quite well. I sure hope so!

My girl isn't feeling good today, time to get back to being a mama. Happy Friday!


Lynne said...

Hope your daughter is feeling better soon.

It's so interesting watching everyone's blocks coming together!

Alli said...

I like your broken dishes block! I don't tend to use black (it looks black on the computer?) in my quilts, but it looks awesome the way you used it. :)

DangAndBlast! said...

ha! didn't realize how much the basketweave one looks like a swastika. (Indian family, here, so it's all over in religious things, no Nazi associations, but I still notice it sometimes.)

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