Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Back on the farm...

Farmers Wife Blocks 21 - 25 
Yes I have finally gotten back to sewing some more of my Farmers Wife blocks after a few months break. My original goal was to complete 5 blocks a week so hopefully I will get back into doing that more regularly now. These are blocks 21 - 25. 
Farmers Wife Blocks 21 (Contrary Wife) & 23 (Country Farm) 
Blocks 21 & 23 (Contrary wife & Country farm) 

Farmers Wife Blocks 22 (Corn & Beans) & 25 (Cups & Saucers) 
Blocks 22 & 25 (Corn & beans and Cups & Saucers)  were the challenging blocks with those teeny tiny triangles. 

Farmers Wife Block 24 - Country Path
And the last one is Block 24 - Country path. Really pleased with how this one turned out. You will notice some stitching lines on the outside edge of the little triangles. This is because I originally sewed the wrong sides of the 2 triangles together making squares and not a larger triangle, oops!
If you are also making a Farmers wife quilt Camille has shared her process here of how she puts together her blocks. I followed her instructions for cutting out when doing this last block (above) but when I had trouble with the templates moving under my ruler I had the idea of putting a little double sided tape on the underside of the template which worked perfectly. Just 86 more blocks to go......

7 comments:

JoyLeanne said...

Beautiful! Such lovely work. I love all the color combos!

Needled Mom said...

They look beautiful!

Katy Cameron said...

Well done for persevering, I only know 2 who have finished so far, so you're in good company ;o)

Bec said...

I love the green block and the yellow is pretty special too. (of course they all are but green and yellow are my favorites.) Can't wait to see more!

Karen said...

Pretty, pretty pretty! You will have them all done in no time I'm sure.

Lis said...

These blocks are so pretty, I'm glad you're working on them again, well done :-)

Nic said...

They look great. I look forward to seeing more

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