I am so happy to be sewing Farmer's Wife blocks again this week. I missed sewing them last week, and I had a lot of fun with these little blocks. We are now on week 12, and I now have 24 blocks finished.
Starting from the top is #44 - Gentleman's Fancy. I love these square-in-square kinda blocks. I used a blue basket weave from Denyse Schmidt's Katie Jump Rope line along with a purple print from Anna Maria Horner's Bohemian.
The second block is #69 - Practical Orchard, and this was a quick and easy block to make. The green print is another AMH Bohemian, and the white is a seed text from Annie's Farm Stand.
The bottom block is #41 - Friendship Star. I've always love this block, I'd really love to make a quilt out of it someday. Maybe something in solids? Anyways, I used red American Jane rulers and a pink and red dot from DS Quilts.
So far I'm still sticking with templates and rotary cutting when I can. I am hoping to do some paper piecing at some point, I just haven't gotten to that yet. I've formed a little schedule for my FW blocks that seems to work good to me. I never have a long enough chunk of time to make two blocks in one sitting, so breaking them down into steps works the best. I find that if I choose 2 blocks and pull fabrics one evening, trace and cut pieces another day, then sit down and sew them together yet another day, things go pretty smoothly. Oh, life with kids. :)
In other news, my oldest starts kindergarten one week from today. We just picked up his school uniform this afternoon, and he is totally pumped. Now we just need to pick out supplies (which was always my favorite part) and he is set. :)
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