Back to the Farmer’s Wife

12 02 2012

Last night, I treated myself, since it was just me at home. Sushi, solitude and sewing! Well, not so much sewing, but cutting. Stitch N’ Bitch was today, so I spent the evening cutting fabric so that I could just spend today piecing.

And piece I did!

#064 Peace and Plenty
#064 Peace and Plenty

I really need to vary up my grays in these blocks, but I love this particular gray and white print!

#089 Steps to the Altar
#089 Steps to the Altar

More new fabric. Lots of strip piecing.

#098 Water Wheel
#098 Water Wheel

This is one of the few white background blocks that I’ve done so far for the sampler. I need to make a few more to ensure that they don’t look like holes in the top.

#103 Whirlwind
#103 Whirlwind

An ultra modern print combined with some fussy cutting and I’m happy!

#069 Practical Orchard
#069 Practical Orchard

I really like the citrus-y fabric I used here, but I’m almost wishing I’d fussy cut those squares… I might yet go back and do that.

#091 Strawberry Basket
#091 Strawberry Basket

Very similar in construction to Steps to the Altar, so I cranked this one out. I’m really digging the mustard and the raspberry color together.

Progress Thus Far

So, now I’m forty-five blocks in. A few more white background blocks, because I need more blocks that are brighter. There a good range of medium value blocks to dark blocks, so that’s good. I’ll probably end up re-making the Basket Weave block again, because I don’t like the cream in it. Same with Attic Window. I want this quilt to be crisp.

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4 responses

12 02 2012
cauchy09

whoa, i love the rich colors you're using. and they all go really well together.

12 02 2012
Jane

Looking good!

12 02 2012
Michelle

I love your blocks, they're gorgeous! You're quilt is looking awesome too!

12 02 2012
Lynne

Oh wow! It looks so complex! I take my hat off to you and everyone else doing this quilt!

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