January 27, 2012

Sneaky Peeky Saturday...

While patiently awaiting the next installment of the Scrappy Plate Club, I decided to start a few of the Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt blocks. I can already tell that this will be interesting...and a bit challenging.

I'm hoping to work out the bugs before the rest of the QAL members join in so I can share what I've learned with them. I already have a few ideas.
If you're looking for me this morning, I'll be at Sandy's Quilt Shop catching up with my quilting friends.  I'm going to take my blocks and ask for some expertise from the masters.

Remember those assorted green blocks from the hands of all the quilt guild members? Ivory/Tan was the fabric color that won in my poll last week. That's next on my machine. Perhaps I'll work on that this weekend. Next week for sure. Thanks to everyone who voted. I appreciate seeing what y'all thought.

Have a great weekend, and make sure you take time to do something you love!

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Minimiss said...

Nice combinations you've got in those blocks. Love the little animal print. I'm going to try and get a head-start on the cutting for FWQAL as we have a 3 day weekend.

Mandy said...

It looks as if you will be very busy with the QAL. I look forward to seeing how everyone gets on with the quilt blocks.
Could I add a quick comment unrelated to the current topic since you may not have seen my message to you on Ravelry. Its just this. An enormous thank you for the delightful box of goodies which arrived at my house recently. The Japanese fabrics are exquisite and will fit in very nicely with the Japanese themed quilt I have planned.

Michelle May said...

Sounds like it's going to be a fun day!

Deb said...

Love your fabrics so far!! And yes, some of those blocks are challenging. There are a couple that are best left to paper piecing when you get to them. What's so nice about this quilt is that is points don't quite match up (as many of mine didn't), it's hard to see them because there are so many blocks in this quilt. It is a wonderful learning experience though!!

Createology said...

Oh dear...even I can see these little blocks aren't lined up "perfectly". Maybe that is the charm of the 1920's quilting. While waiting on my Template B set I ran out and purchased Template A set my local store had. Eeek...lots of templates and lots of cutting to be done and then sewing? This will be a challenge for me for certain. Lovely day with your quilting friends at your favorite quilting store...

Kris said...

This is going to be fun, Donna - I am figuring how how I can paper-piece all of the blocks I want to do. I have a couple of other projects that are due by the end of the month, so I have to wait to start my templates and start stitching!! Hope your weekend is going well!! Kris

missmarys said...

For those of you starting the FW quilt along with Donna, here's a site that has combined all the templates on to 14/15 sheets of paper. I purchased laminating sheets at Joann Fabrics and applied them to the downloaded templates. Cut them out and stored them in an envelope. The links shows them in baseball card sheet protectors and using a three ring notebook to hold them.

Here's the link. Click on the red LINK.

Looking forward to doing this. My friend Pat said she's going to join along with us. (took some of the squares to quilt guild - oohs and ahhs) :)

Mary Fioretti

Thanks Donna for guiding us along.

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