It felt a bit awkward to start a new Farmers Wife quilt, as I still had 24 finished blocks laying in a box for the Farmer’s Wife 1920 quilt (let’s call it #1 from now on?1). I told you that I will wait to make more blocks for the FW 1930’s quilt untill the club at my LQS starts.
As there is a conversation going on about the #1 and the #2 quilt, I looked for the blocks I had made for #1. Maybe you remember having seen them, they are made with Denyse Schmidt fabrics and shot cottons. It wouldn’t hurt to make some more, would it? Why not try some techniques to find out what I like best.
Block #12 – Broken Sugar Dishes, made using the Marti Michell templates. It came out at a really scant 6,5″ which means I need to adjust the 1/4″ seam allowance on my sewing machine.
Block #13 – Buckwheat, paper pieced. I love this technique, but dislike removing the paper :-(
Block #17 – Cat and Mice, paper pieced, which became a small disaster. I should have looked better at the block parts and I should have paper pieced the parts in a different order. I was now left with 4 parts and a lonely center square. I stitched it to the block by hand, which makes it look a bit wonky, well… it IS wonky!
Block #18 – Century of Progress, paper pieced.
Block #19 – Checkerboard, paper pieced. Love this block!
Block #21 – Contrary Wife, pieced by machine, using the Marti Michell templates. This time everything went fine!
Adding the 6 blocks to the 24 I already made, feels good and looks good! It would be a shame to not finish this quilt, don’t you think?