Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm in love!

I made my first 2 blocks from my Farmer's Wife book.   I just love these cute little blocks!

#1: Attic windows

#2: Autumn Tints

When I made my New Jersey quilt, I had purchased this yummy stack of Vintage Modern fabrics.  I just loved my finish quilt and gave it away to my mom for Christmas.  I have lots of the fabric left so decided to make my FW quilt in the same fabric line.

I found the paper piecing patterns by joining a Farmer's Wife group on Yahoo. 

Anyone out there starting their FW journey?  I am thinking about doing 2-3 blocks per week.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Border progress

I set a goal to add borders to my Celtic Solstice quilt.   

I added an inner border of white and then the next border of these tri-recs.

This work was done over a week ago.  What this photo doesn't show, however, was the wavy-ness of the border.  I was too lazy to do math (ugh!) so ended up with a border that was slightly too long.  While it all sewed together just fine, when I spread the quilt out on the floor it wouldn't lie flat.

Of course I figured this out when all four sides were sewn on!   Out game the seam ripper and I reapplied the borders with much better focus on measuring, math and lining things up properly!

Now, I want to go with a final outer border.   Can I get your opinion?

Should I go with a narrow white border?

Or should I go with a wider aqua print border?

It sure is hard to get a good indoor photo and boy does this quilt need pressing!

Another alternative is to just call it done.

What do you think?
Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Churning away!

I am having fun making all these churn dash blocks!  This is a Fig Tree line called HoneySweet. 

Here is another one - love this color!

and another

Hope your week is going well.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Farmers Wife

Last year, I had such fun with the Votes for Women block of the month (my final blog post) and I've been searching for a similar kind of project.

Since I've been continuously tempted by the Farmer's Wife blocks that have popped up for the last year (here is a pintrest board on the topic), I decided to make my own version - using modern fabrics and brighter colors.  I've got enough stash to get started.

I ordered my book from Amazon and anxiously await its arrival.    I also found and joined a Yahoo group and have access to paper pieced versions of the blocks.  That is the way I intend to go.  Templates are just not my thing but paper piecing can be fun.

Photo from Amazon

Anyone else about to get started?

Happy Stitching!