Friday, June 24, 2011

Farmer's Wife QAL - Week 4

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Eight blocks done! The Farmer's Wife QAL continues to be a place of great fun and inspiration. I fall for every new block, and start imagining a quilt of made of just that block.  I am still doing the blocks that are easy to just calculate and cut with a rotary cutter. Soon I will wrangle the printer and do some of the paper piecing ones.

Box - #9 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This is #9 - Box. It is also fun with a different centre but I thought that the crazy print made for a nice effect.

Churn Dash - #20 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This is #20 - Churn Dash. I have a big crush on this block. I have been doodling shoofly blocks a lot lately, and this block has just a little more added to the basic shoofly. Also, this is the first one of the FW set that I think I like better not on pointe. I am going to see if I can make another block with the pattern bits rotated on the background so it sits the usual way on a diamond background. I'll let you know how it  goes.

Happily, the sewing machine is repaired and back. I hope the repair worked this time, the problem was that each line of sewing started out with a thread glob on the back. This is the second time in the shop for this issue. I am happy to have it back in time for some sewing this weekend.

It's Friday! Enjoy your day.

Best,

Leanne

8 comments:

  1. They are looking great....have fun with it

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  2. I have to say that I LOVE your blocks. The crisp whites look so pretty against the prints. I haven't made any of mine with whites yet and I'm not sure I will, but I love looking at yours.

    I feel your sewing machine woes. I have two machines so always one to work on, but it does seem that one or the other is always doing something unpredictably annoying (and probably expensive to repair) lately.

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  3. Great blocks!! And I am glad you got your machine back! I hope it is FIXED this time!

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  4. These look so very pretty. The colours are beautiful, no wonder you are having such fun with this :-) Yay for the machine back :-)

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  5. I love these blocks. The colours are so vibrant. Gorgeous.
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