Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Where has the week gone - it's Wednesday again.

Railroad - #72 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This is Railroad, Block #72 from the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. See how it has the three four patches down the diagonal and a couple on the sides.

Prairie Queen - #70 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This is block #70 Prairie Queen. Turned on pointe and with no white in it, it looks more like some kind of pinwheel block.

If you look carefully you will see that these two blocks are very similar, both have 4 hst units of the same size and both have four patches of the same size. This one has four four patches and a solid square in the middle, the other has five four patches. Changing the order of the units in the overall nine patch grid sure makes the blocks look different, as does the use of a solid or not.

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Here are my 10 blocks so far. I made Prairie Queen with two prints in part because of how I made basket weave with no white. But I think I like the impact of the bright white with the bright and busy colours a lot. You may want to head over to flickr to see all there other amazing Farmer's Wife blocks.

I am not going to show you my modern cross blocks this week, but I am almost finished 50 blocks. Hopefully I can piece the quilt top this weekend and show it off then.

Practice Doll Quilt

Here is my latest distraction, attempting a practice tiny doll quilt with several pieced blocks. I will be adding some borders to finish it off. It is not perfect, and I have learned a lot - but so far these 9 blocks are only a 10" square unfinished. The cuteness is a bit overwhelming.

Now I totally understand why the DSQ 11 people want to make these kind of doll quilts this round. I hope I make it in the lottery,  I am having a lot of fun practicing.

I am linking this up to WIP Wednesday. I do try to make sure I visit all the links there, and I recommend you do too as there is alway inspiring work there to see.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced




  1. That doll quilt is really cute. The blocks for Prairie Queen look so pretty.

  2. I love the bright white in your FW blocks - they are looking gorgeous! And your doll quilt is so cute. Addictive I'm sure! Jxo

  3. Your FW blocks are looking great, and I love the doll quilt! Those blocks are teeny!

  4. I like how you're using white to anchor all your FW blocks. And your doll quilt is very pretty!

  5. Boy; you are sure busy...cute doll quilt, and coming right along with the farmers wife quilt..

  6. The FW blocks are great, love the white background you've used.
    I'm still amazed at how tiny the doll quilt blocks are, they look fabulous all together.

  7. You're right. The cuteness IS overwhelming!! :) Great blocks all around!!

  8. wow - those are tiny butter churn blocks!

  9. Okay, I really like that first FW block. I've not been a huge fan of that QAL yet... but your block rocks!

  10. Love the doll quilt. Hope you make the lottery. :)

  11. Wow, great Farmer's Wife blocks. Like your funky fabric choices. Cheers, Riel

  12. i just love the color choices you're making on the farmer's wife sampler blocks! i really enjoy how they pop against the solid white. the bright colors really help make these quilts look more modern despite their somewhat older name: "farmer's wife".

  13. Your little farmer's wife blocks are turning out great!

  14. Love your use of white in the FW blocks.

    Those teeny blocks - wow! I haven't tried yet, I am playing about with a design tho.....

  15. Wow, all the FW blocks look awesome! All the tiny piecing is very impressive...

  16. Hi Leanne! All the blocks are beautiful but the first one is 'Vow' really great! So wonderful fabrics!
    For the quilting you are wondering ... I think vertical-horizontal could be nice and also in the white square one or more stitched squares. Thank you for inspiration to make small quilts!
    xxx Teje

  17. Your FW blocks are so bright and pretty! I'm not doing any solids in my block, in keeping with the more traditional feel of the blocks, but when I see yours I wonder if I made the right decision! And that tiny doll quilt! Wow, incredible! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )


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