Thursday, July 7, 2011

Farmer's Wife Update and some House Blocks

Night & Day - #59 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This is Night & Day, Block # 59 from the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I decided it was time to do some of the paper pieced blocks (Some people are using the templates but I am opting for paper piecing practice.)  I am still pretty new to paper piecing and am still just floored by the wonderful pointy points you get after all that confusing activity with paper and bits of fabric and such.

Waste Not - #97 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This is Waste Not, #97. Look at those points!

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Here are my 12 blocks together. I think eventually I will redo the two blocks without any white, I am sold on the crisp contrast between the very colourful and bright fabrics and the Kona white. The variations on these blocks over on the flickr QAL page is amazing, you may want to go and look.

I have to show off my Twelve Month Quilting Bee blocks too. I have never tried to make a house before, although I love many different house quilt variations.

Bee Block for Julie

Julie sent us a bunch of colourful strips and the cutest faces. I had fun making siding and framing the window and door.

Bee Block for Julie

This is the first one I did, I was going for a two story house with a fancy doorway. These houses were a fun challenge, and now these blocks are in the mail.