September 27, 2012

Lovin' The Layout...

Our Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt quiltalong began in February, and I admit that I "took off" while we traveled in May, June and early July. I'm not a total slacker, though. I have made over thirty blocks to date.
Nothing like a "bird's eye view" of my blocks all laid out on our bed. My plan is to make a queen-size quilt, which means I'm about one-quarter of the way through my blocks. I will have sashing between each one, and they'll be laid on-point, but I'm still going to have to make about one hundred twenty blocks to have enough for a queen quilt.

These are the blocks I created yesterday. (They're already in the layout above.)
#25 Cups & Saucers
Cups & Saucers is a nice block using only two fabrics. I decided that I needed more green (and brown) in the layout, so this was the reason for choosing this colorway. I paper-pieced this block.
#44 Gentleman's Fancy
If you compare this block with the one above, you'll see that it's actually close to the configuration of Cups & Saucers. The components are different, but they do resemble each other. This was also paper pieced.
#48 Homeward Bound
The last block I made was Homeward Bound. I realized after I assembled the first set of components for this one that I made a mistake on the outside corners. They were supposed to be a different color from the rest. I decided not to disassemble it, but I will remake it again (correctly). I'm also a stickler about wonky lines, and even though this one was spot on prior to removing the paper foundation, it pulled out of square when I ironed it. (I hate it when that happens!)

I've got a few other projects that need my attention right now, so I'll put aside the Farmer's Wife blocks until next week. I looking forward to showing you what else I'm working on, but this is enough for now, don't you think?
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sewyouquilt2 said...

I love the layout and the colors you chose. looking good

Carol said...

Your blocks are looking fantastic! That is going to be one gorgeous quilt!

Lesley said...

This is so beautiful!

missmarys said...

Lovely.

Deb said...

Your blocks look wonderful Donna. It's so much fun to watch your quilt grow!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your FW is looking beautiful, I love the soft colours you are using.

Createology said...

The colors and layout of your FW quilt are beautiful. I would never consider you a slacker as you get more done in a week than I do in a month or more. Blissful Block Stitching Dear...
P.S. We were gone but I caught up on Tag's post...Chicken flavored toothpaste? Hmmm...maybe I would prefer shrimp flavored?

Queenie Believe said...

Your farmer's wife's quilt is coming along so beautifully.
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Michelle May said...

It looks really gorgeous!

Raewyn said...

Your blocks are looking really good - wow 30 is a good tally!!

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