Thursday, September 22, 2011

Farmer's Wife Sew Along

I'm not coming to close to keeping up with the Farmer's Wife two blocks a week sew along, but I am making some blocks every now and then.
As a reminder, the fabric I'm going with is French General for Moda.

This fabric is the sashing I plan to use, and this square is 6 1/2 inches, the size of the blocks in the Farmer's Wife Book. I'm going with 4 inch finished blocks.

I'm also making my blocks in numerical order.


So this is number 13, Buckwheat.


This is number 14, Butterfly at the Crossroads. If you look real close, you'll see a butterfly in the center of my block. The only butterfly on that fat quarter of fabric!

Number 15, Buzzard's Roost ( I don't think that's a buzzard, but at least it is a bird!)


And number 16, Calico Puzzle.

So that's 16 down, only 95 more to go, you don't count the 4 blocks I want to make again because I don't like them. But I won't remake any blocks until I get all 111 done. Maybe the ugly blocks will grow on me.

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23 comments:

  1. Love your blocks..and your sashing. I need to get back to work on mine again. :)

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  2. oooh, that's gonna be pretty in the FG fabric. I'm working on some FG stuff too! (My rag quilt)

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  3. Great ideat to put your blocks on your sashing color. Wish I would have thought of that! I have no idea what color I will use for sashing (which will probably become a problem). Love the French General Fabrics.

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  4. Your blocks are beautiful and pop nicely on that red!

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  5. Beautiful blocks!! I bet you won't remember those 4 blocks by the end:) Or they will be all nestled in with all the rest and look great.

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  6. you are a glutton for punishment making your blocks SO small!

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  7. French General anything is gorgeous - love seeing your progress. Judy C

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  8. Your blocks are beautiful! Red IS one of my favorites.

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  9. I'm loving your blocks. I had decided to stay away from this project but I think my resistance is fading....

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  10. I'm not doing the Farmer's Wife, got too many other things going on, but when I see a post like your's this morning, I wonder if I might regret it. I really like your Buzzard's Roost block. That's a new-to-me way to use flying geese.

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  11. I love French General and I think your Farmer's Wife will be fabulous using those fabrics. I'm not doing this project, but love seeing everyone's blocks.

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  12. Your Farmer's Wife blocks are beautiful - the French General's fabric is perfect!
    Margaret

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  13. Nicely done blocks, Thelma. The butterfly is wonderful! Keep at it!

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  14. That's a good plan, because I've seen worse ones out there. Yours are beautiful and I think with the red background they will all look lovely.

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  15. Love your blocks, I am behind too.

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  16. I love your sashing choice. All the blocks pop up nicely. Beautiful.

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  17. Love your blocks and displaying them on the sashing fabric is an inspired idea!

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  18. I like your blogs. Don't think about how many more you have to make; just enjoy each one as you make it.

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  19. Thelma, I bought the book and all I have done is read it :) You are inspiring me to start working on my blocks! Yours are gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  20. Either the ugly blocks will grow on you, or else you will decide they'll end up getting lost in the quilt top!

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  21. Love your blocks! I have also started the FW, and am now taking classes - to ensure that I'll keep making the blocks instead of dropping out half way. :-)

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  22. I love your fabric choices. I'm not keeping up with the QAL either, but I will finish eventually. BTW I love all of your pictures at the top of your blog. :-)

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  23. Hi Thelma, I am loving seeing all the different bloggers who are taking part in the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along, but as a lover of all things French General, I really love your blocks. Looking forward to seeing more to come xxx

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