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.




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

  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.

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

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

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