Sewing and Sowing

18 03 2012

Once again, some more Farmer’s Wife blocks completed. Not as many as I’d hoped, by two. I used a batik in one, and the dye bled over into the white fabrics even with dry ironing. The other – I just kept sewing incorrectly. I got so frustrated it was safer to stuff the block in the waste basket along with the one with the batik fabric in it.

#001 Attic Windows
#001 Attic Windows

I think this was the final block I needed to remake to remove all of the cream from the quilt top. Much happier with this version.

#042 Fruit Basket
#042 Fruit Basket

I’m officially into the blocks that are on a 5 X 5 grid. After working through one via paper-piecing, I decided to rework the patch sizes to that they’d work better on a six inch block. Click on the picture or block name to be taken to its Flickr page. I’ve made notes on all of the 5 X 5 grid blocks to indicate the finished size of the patches.

Fruit Basket is almost identical in construction to Grape Basket, which is one of the blocks I threw away. I’m hoping to get fabric cut for it later today.

#028 Duck and Ducklings
#028 Duck and Ducklings

A couple of my favorite fabrics at the moment. That plaid, and some Michael Miller Cufflinks in green. Again, patch sizes adjusted to make the 5 X 5 grid work.

#050 Honey's Choice
#050 Honey’s Choice

Patch sizes once again adjusted to make the 5 X 5 grid work. The golden fabric is from the Joel Dewberry Heritage line. The spotty gray fabric is a Walmart print.

In addition to getting these four blocks done, I was able to work on my Double Wedding Ring top. I almost have two rows done. I need to sit down and complete a bunch of sub-units to make the DWR go faster.

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18 03 2012
Donna Baker

your blocks are gorgeous!!!

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