Friday, July 1, 2011

The Farmer's Wife QAL - June Wrap Up for Fresh Sewing Day

Flock - #34 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This is Flock, #34 of the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I am going to give you a June wrap up of my progress on the  Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt  for Lily's Quilts Farmer's Wife Edition of  Fresh Sewing Day.

Railroad - #72 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Another favourite of mine is #72 Railroad. This QAL has basically a one year life - 2 blocks a week and 111 blocks in total.

3" Churn Dash

This is probably my favourite of all so far, Churn Dash #20. It is a Shoo-fly block variation and I am sort of taken with the simply beauty of the shoo-fly.

Homeward Bound - #48 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Homeward Bound, #48. Cannot say or write that without the Simon and Garfunkel song immediately playing in my head. I think a group of these, especially if you played with the colours, would look fantastic. I may need to give that a try.

Enough of my favourites, here are all 10 of my blocks so far:

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Many people have posted beautiful blocks on flickr, I encourage you to go and take a look. Some are doing far more than 2 a week but there is no pressure to go quickly. It is friendly and laid back QAL, exactly what I need.

I have mentioned before, so as not to end up feeling bad if I lose interest or momentum, my plan is that I will make whatever blocks I have done next June into a quilt and be done with it. (Problem is, now there is another book, so I have a feeling I will be working on those blocks when the book comes out too. Good thing they are fun.)

I have been doing some other fun things this month, you can browse back in my blog if you like, but I am going to focus my June wrap up on the Farmer's Wife this time. Here is the link to Lily's Quilts Farmer's Wife Edition of Sew Fresh Day, it is well worth visiting the folks linked up there.

Fresh Sewing Day

It is Canada Day today! My country is 144 years old. We have a day off and fireworks later tonight, pretty much everywhere in Canada, from sea to sea to sea.




Canadian Abroad said...

Your FWQAL blocks work really well individually and great as a group. Some of the nicest I have seen.

Nicky said...

Great blocks and Flock looks to me like two gorgeous fish kissing although I guess it's supposed to be birds...

Judith, Belfast said...

Happy Canada day! Enjoy the celebrations! Your FW blocks are really lovely; they are going to make one fab quilt. I love Simon & Garfunkel too! Jxo

Barb in Mi said...

Love your blocks! Hope you stay with it - I need all the inspiration I can get and hope to join for real (even though late). Happy Canada Day!

Dianne Neale said...

I perhaps shouldn't say this, but I think your blocks are my favourites. So fresh and clean looking (not that all the others aren't great too of course, but yours are so me!)

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm doing "flock" this weekend since it's highlighted in the third letter of the book. Your fabric choices are gorgeous. I love the bright colors and the white.

tusen said...

I think my very special favourites are Flock and Homeward Bound.

Sarah said...

Your FW blocks are absolutely stunning! I still have to get started on mine and these blocks are making me itch to get a move on!

Sheila said...

Your blocks made me think - tuitti fruitti, they are delightful.