Wednesday, July 6, 2011

FWQAL - week 6

For week 6 of the Farmer's Wife quilt-a-long, I needed to do some easy blocks.  I have been tackling some tough ones lately, and after the long holiday weekend, simple blocks were a necessity. 


I had so much fun making these two!  They were quick and easy to cut out, and they came together so nicely.  After looking at my blocks all together, I realized they were lacking orange, green, and yellow.  Apparently I gravitate towards grays and blues and pinks, since my blocks seem to be full of those colors. 


The text block that is on top is #2 - Autumn Tints.  It has some lime Full Moon dots, American Jane yellow mono pez /orange flowers, and Authentic text (I think).  The other block is #1 - Attic Windows, and it is made up of American Jane orange mono pez, Little Apples green leaves, Cosmo Cricket yellow crosshatches, and a cute little Japanese hedgehog print on white.


Amanda will be sharing her blocks for the week soon, so don't forget to pop on over.  Also, thank you thank you thank you for all of your kind words about my Moda Bakeshop quilt.  I truly appreciate the comments left here and on the tutorial at Moda's blog. Really, you are the best. :)
xo, Ang

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.

20 comments:

  1. I think those blocks look fabulous!!

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  2. These are so cute! I love the color combination :)

    ... week 6, man, I am so behind. I am finally getting my copy in the mail and printed off the templates I need for my first 8 blocks (from a library copy) today. Gotta catch up! Good thing I'm only doing the Farmer's Girlfriend Sampler (smaller size ;-))

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  3. love those hedgehogs! fun and lovely blocks

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  4. Wonderful colours! I had to do something simple today after a two hour marathon on a couple of tricky blocks!

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  5. Picking up a copy next Thurs after my copy from Canada never showed. Gonna DO IT!!!

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  6. I love the colour combos of these blocks! Nice to see the little leaves in your bottom block :)))

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  7. so cute!!! I love love love these!

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  8. I love your color choices!! Very pretty!!

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  9. Great fabrics - pretty blocks!

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  10. I love how you allow yourself to choose your blocks based on what your life and energy permits rather than insisting upon going in some order dictated by the book. Cheers!

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  11. Angela, I have been having so much fun watching what I think of as the "modern farmer's wife" QAL. I've been participating in a "traditional farmer's wife" BOM at my local quilt shop, High Country Quilts, in Colorado Springs. I do want to alert you and the other participants -- if you use the templates from the CD, blocks later in the book are 1/2" larger than those at the beginning! Test sew before you commit!

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  12. oh gosh, i love the colors you are using for those blocks. so so pretty!

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  13. I love these blocks but I am a big fan of orange.. orange and green, orange and pink, orange and brown : )

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  14. ang, your blocks are just so lovely!! i'm usually not much on orange but love it in your blocks!!

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  15. It is so fun to see all the different color combinations everyone is using for their FWQS and I love them all.

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  16. I absolutely adore your color choices for FWQAL :)

    xoxo Kim
    geekstitching.com

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  17. Your Starry Eyed quilt is amazing!! I'm working on it right now to give to my mother for Christmas, except I'm using Flurry. I'll be making one for myself after the holiday, I'm thinking I'll use rooftop garden for mine. Love your blog btw, I'm a big fan!

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