Good morning! Here are my next two blocks for the Farmer's Wife quilt along. Since I am doing the blocks out of order, flipping through the pages and deciding which ones to make is so much fun!
First up is #61 - Northern Lights, and I used some leftover Habitat dots and Lush woodgrain. I adore those dots so much, and that woodgrain is one of my top 3 favorite fabrics. Which is kinda funny, since I barely sew with brown. Not sure why, I guess it is not one of my favorite colors. I have a feeling you'll see a lot more of this woodgrain in this quilt
Next I did #62 - Old Windmill. I love windmill blocks, and this small version was fun to make. 32 little pieces in this one! It was fun picking out the colors in this one. I used more Habitat dots, Hope Valley, Tula Pink ladybugs, and some AMH Bohemian.
In other sewing news, I am all finished quilting my Hope Valley quilt and have moved on to the biniding. I loved reading all of your ideas for the quilting, either stippling or straight line. I ended up going with stippling for a couple reasons. I like how the curvy stitching softens the sharp lines of the strings, and also, I enjoy that type of quilting so much more than straight lines! I love the final result of the straight lines, but to me the process is not nearly as much fun.
I ended up going with Kona in raisin for the binding. I had the hardest time settling on this. I thought about using one of the prints in the quilt, but it is already so busy! I think the raisin goes nicely with the darker purples and will frame the quilt well. Isn't it so pretty all wrapped up and ready to go? I love binding.
Okay, time to get moving. Hope you have a nice Wednesday! It is supposed to be a hot one here.
my Farmer's Wife quilt-a-long page and posts can be found here.