Monday, March 5, 2012

Good things take time....

Farmers wife sampler quilt along first 5 blocks
My first 5 Farmers Wife sampler blocks! These blocks take longer to cut out than sew up I think but I did enjoy the whole process of choosing just the right colour and print combinations to the actual sewing. I was a little concerned the larger prints wouldn't be suited to the smaller pieces as each block is only 6 1/2 inches square which makes for very small triangles and squares etc but I'm quite happy with them so far. I've decided that I will do 5 blocks each week which means this will take me about 4 months to complete. Good things take time you know :-)




Yo-yo's in progress
And this is my other slow project for this year which I started in the middle of last year with Penny's quilt along @ Sewtakeahike. I'm in no hurry to finish this project. So far I have done 414 and I think I might just go for the goal of 1000. Making yo-yo's is quite a nice quiet activity that I can take anywhere. I've even taken some to do at one of my Mothers hospital appointments where an elderly gentleman took great interest in what I was doing and what the end product was going to look like. 
I did a few on camp the other week and have been doing a few each night since, so slowly but surely I will get there and once again 'good things take time'.

9 comments:

Ariane said...

You are doing great on both projects. They are going to be wonderful!!

Leslie said...

the farmers wife blocks are so pretty it is going to be a stunner!!! i inherited hundreds of yo-yo's that my mother made back in the 70's from some fun fabrics...your pile reminded me of them. i never know what to do with mine. what will yours be?

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like a great pair of slow projects. Love the farmer's wife fabric choices too :o)

Lynne said...

That is an impressive pile of yo-yo's! Love the Farmers Wife quilt blocks with the Nicey Jane fabric. Pretty!

XUE said...

Wow! I think I am not that patient for FW projects but I am still plodding along with yoyos which i do like to make.

Michele Pacey said...

Wow, look at that stack of yoyos! Can't wait to see what 1000 looks like. Way to keep it going Catherine!

randi--i have to say said...

such pretty FW blocks! you can not go wrong with nicey jane!

Karen said...

Your Farmers Wife blocks are looking very sweet and pretty. It will be a beautiful quilt. The yo-yo's are such a portable project. keep plugging away. You reach your goal in no time I'm sure. Happy stitching (and cutting out).

Diane said...

Your Farmers Wife blocks look great!

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