This post is part of the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-long, please feel free to jump in at any time! More information and previous posts can be found HERE.
Hey friends! Can you believe that we are four weeks into our Farmer's Wife quilt-a-long? That was fast. I am having so much fun with these little blocks.
My first block for the week is #27 - Darting Birds. Lots of little pieces to this one, but don't be scared by them! As long as you slow, use your pins, and sew with an accurate 1/4" seam allowance, I promise they aren't bad! For this block I used mostly squares and HST's, and then a few triangles traced from the book's templates. The purple print is from Bohemian by Anna Maria Horner, and the gray scallops are from Bonnie and Camille's Ruby.
My easier block this week is #29 - Economy. I used lots of favorites in this one - Lecien folklore trees, Sherbet Pips square dots, and American Jane mono pez. I am completely in love with this one, but I wish I would've remembered to fussy cut the middle square on point. Oh well!
Here is a little round up of the blocks I made during the first month. I think they are playing nicely together so far! That makes me happy.
Just a side note on the book templates. I've had several emails about the notched/curved/whatever-you-call-them corners, and why they are shaped the way they are. Many people are confused by them, but really they are so beneficial! They allow your pieces to line up so nicely when you sew them. I took a closeup shot while I was sewing my first block today, and it'll give you an idea of how the templates line up if you are confused. Notice the upper right corner of the fabric that is laying wrong side up:
Hope that helps a little! Also, if you need more template help, there is a really great thread full of tips. I'll end with a cute picture from this morning. My little helpers (and iced coffee) are never too far. :)
Don't forget to head over to Amanda's and check out her blocks, too!