We’re having a picnic! I invited April, Augusta, Carol, Carolina, Crystal, Dinah, The Farmer’s Wife herself, Nellie, Tracy and Viola.
They all wanted a colour theme for their picnic outfit, so we first went to shop for fabrics (in my own stash – of course) and they all picked a favourite one! Then we went to the sewing area of yours truly’s house and the sewing machine hummed for days in a row to have their outfits ready!
April combined a sweet flower fabric with some more bold solids. The pieces for April’s outfit are all rotary-cut and machine pieced.
Augusta preferred her outfit to be paper pieced, as she didn’t want any mistakes made…
Carol insisted to make her own outfit and used the paper piecing technique.
Carolina’s outfit was rather complicated. We made paper templates to cut the fabric pieces with and pieced it all on the sewing machine.
With Crystal’s outfit we chose the same technique, paper templates and machine piecing.
Dinah wanted a red, white and blue theme and paper pieced it all.
The Farmer’s Wife was inspired by Crystal’s choice and also went for red, white and blue, but she picked a flowery fabric.
Nellie is a very down to earth person, she loves to wear dark and no-nonsense colours, but the other girls convinced her to try some pink, which gave her a more feminine look. All the parts of the outfit were rotary cut and machine pieced.
Tracy adjusted the pattern of her outfit a bit, as there were unnecessary complicated parts. She used the paper piecing technique.
And last but not least, Viola’s outfit in cheerful colours. All rotary cut and machine pieced.
We had to cancel the picnic due to the weather, but are waiting for a sunny day in the country!
It feels like this month’s ‘homework’ for the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s quilt club was the hardest untill now. I’ve finished 72 blocks and already received the numbers of the next 10 blocks we have to make. I want to make a quilt-top with 83 blocks, so it’s time to decide which blocks I’m not too happy about and which ones I still want to make.