Monday, February 2, 2015

Farmer's Wife Blocks & Birthday Block

 I worked on a few more Farmer's Wife Blocks this week. Here they are - up close! 
Block 32
 Block 58
 Block 35
 Block 39
Block 40
 I use several different methods to get these accurate. One is the EQ software and I print out templates or even paper piece. Since I was fussy cutting this block, I printed out the templates BUT used the Marti Michell template for cutting the little floral triangles. I have used many of her templates for cutting as they are SO accurate.
Block 33
 Honestly, I do enjoy going through my fabrics and choosing them for each block about as much as sewing them. 
 Here are a few choices for future blocks.
 It takes longer to prepare the fabrics, ironing and cutting, than it does to sew them.
I like how they are all individualized though.
Here is another little 8" block quilt for Elaine. She recently celebrated a special birthday and many in the guild are making her 8" blocks to be put together (with pins) in a quilt. This pattern was taken from the Kim McLean Stars and Sprigs pattern. Guess when I bought this pattern I thought I'd make the whole quilt..........still might someday. A great way to use a lot of Kaffe fabrics in a simple way.

I hope to get back to my Black & White BOM this week and get those alternate blocks sewn. Stitch when you can!!