Some Sewing on the FWS

17 02 2013

Yesterday, I was able to join Sandi at her house to sew – Grandma felt up to trying a day of watching kiddo. It was very nice to spend some unbroken time with the sewing machine!

While I was there, I managed to get another row of the Farmer’s Wife Sampler put together. The blocks were done, but I needed to sew on the setting triangles and strips, then trim them down. I wasn’t able to sew the new row onto the quilt top until I got home, but I got a photo of the quilt top in its current state after we closed up shop at the mall today:

Farmer's Wife So Far

I need to iron it still, but I’m not worrying about that yet.

Tonight, while hubby and friends watched the WWE pay-per-view, I got a couple of Farmer’s Wife blocks re-made:

The Evolution of Calico Puzzle1. #016 Calico Puzzle, 2. #016 Calico Puzzle, 3. #016 Calico Puzzle

Evolution of Evening Star1. #031 Evening Star, 2. #031 Evening Star

As I go through these and do the re-makes, it’s more and more clear that I really lean toward the clear tones of colors. The more ‘muddy’ a print is, the less likely I am to really like it. It’s also fun to see how much doing this sampler has pushed my piecing skills. I’m far more accurate now than I was when I started this project.

Also fairly cool for me, I re-made these blocks from the scraps I cut down over this past week, so scrap management is working for me. At least a little.

I decided on three more blocks that need re-doing. No big surprise there. I handle these blocks and just need to re-work some as i look at them. They’re either not in the colors that I would like, or they’re not up to my piecing standards.

Now, I’ve got to put the kiddo down to bed. After that, I’m going to attempt to do a couple more re-makes before I have to hit the hay myself, to get through work all right tomorrow.

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4 responses

18 02 2013
Vicki@Hitch&Thread

I love this setting of the FW, it’s fabulous!

19 02 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I owe Sandi of Piecemeal Quilts all the credit for this one! She’s got such talent for designing quilts.

19 02 2013
Robyn of Oz

Great setting and inspired choices! It’s so cheerful. Well done to you.

19 02 2013
Grey Cat Quilts

I love this setting! It’s my hope to make this particular quilt worthy of entry into a quilt show or two.

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