Monday, July 28, 2014

Farmer's Wife blocks (3-5)

Paper piecing is the only way to go here!

#3 Basket



#4  Basket Weave






#5 Bat Wing




I'm using my stash for this quilt.  Fabric is Vintage Modern by Moda.




Such fun.


Happy Stitching!

Friday, July 25, 2014

More Churn blocks!

Such fun - just love playing with this fabric (Fig Tree Honeysweet).




Happy Stitching!

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!