Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Splendid Sampler - the first 20

The embroidery on block 20 took quite a lot of time so I decided the block deserved it's very own blog post!

Here it is,  Nature's Walk (block 20) -

Splendid Sampler Block 20

I took my first twenty blocks out for a party - don't they look all nice together?  Even indoor lighting on a rainy day didn't dampen (get it?!) how great these blocks look together!

I'll be posting my group shot here.

I've created a Pinterest board of my blocks This will be a great way for me to see all of them together!

Are you sewing along with the Splendid Sampler?  So, so much fun! 

And don't forget, I've a giveaway open through Monday, May 9 at 11:59 pm est.   Head over to this Elm Street Quilts post to enter!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Have a fun GIVEAWAY to share today!

So excited to be hosting a giveaway on my Elm Street Quilts blog for this fun Embroidery Kit from Snuggly Monkey!

Embroidery Kit Giveaway

Giveaway is open through Monday, May 9 at 11:59 pm est.   Head over to this Elm Street Quilts post to enter!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930's = Milly (62) & Mollie (63)

I've 63 blocks done of the 99!!! While not quite 2/3's, it is a reason to celebrate so I took out all my blocks for a group photo.

But, before we get there, here are the next two blocks:

Milly (62) - I broke down and purchased more of the dark brown because I am just loving the fabric.

Mollie  (63) - Quite a few small pieces but overall a fun one.

And here are all 63 blocks in all their glory!!   I laid them out in order from 1 to 63 (or at least that was my intent!)

Hard to get a shot of the true color but they look awesome in person.

36 blocks to go!   If I continue my pace of making two per week, that is 18 weeks which will take me into September.  I know I will likely skip a few weeks along the way so I'll target my finish for September 30.

I put together a pinterest board of just my Farmer's Wife blocks so I can get a good look at them all at once.  Time to start focusing on the right variety of fabric combinations.

Interested in playing along?  These are from the book -   Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt and there are two great quilt alongs with plenty of tips and ideas.  VeryKerryBerry  is doing the blocks in numerical order while Gnome Angel is doing them in order from easiest to hardest.

My fabrics are from Moda Fig Tree.  There are so many different versions underway right now - so much inspiration out there!

Happy Stitching!