I have a little problem.
I’m having way too much fun making Farmer’s Wife blocks…
I love playing with the pretty fabrics. This is block 61 – Northern Lights.
I’ve loved picking fabrics that match the name of the block. For block 77- Seasons, I chose the orange and light brown for Autumn and the light green for Spring.
Block 11- Broken Dishes- This Lecien Old New Green makes me think of old tea cups. This block is the most complicated I’ve made so far – 32 pieces of fabric in the 6 inch block.
Block 54 – Kitchen Woodbox. Just like in the book, I’ve made my “box” in brown.
This is Block 109 – Windows. I liked the idea of a dark “walls” and cheerful green out the window. But this is a block I’m not sure about.
The other block I’m not sure about is this one. It might just be too bright. But maybe when it’s all laid out, it’ll be a nice zinger. If it turns out to be too garish in the quilt, I may try tea-dying it or just make a new block. When’s it’s not with the other blocks, I love the fabrics. This is #64 – Peace and Plenty- love, love, love the name of this block.
So far I’ve made all my blocks without printing a single template from the CD. I’m pretty sure the templates will lead me to swearing, so I’m happy to get along as far as I can without them.
I’ve been over-sizing the parts of my blocks and cutting them down. This is a trick my mom taught me to help with accuracy. If I’m making a half square triangle unit with a finished size of 1-1/2 inches, for instance, I start by cutting my fabric squares 2-1/2 inches. That gives me just a little extra fabric (about an 1/8 inch) to cut it down to a perfectly sized unit.