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