Monday, April 16, 2012

SOME WEEK-END FARMING

I had a little time yesterday, so I worked on my farmer's wife quilt. This block took forever!  I used foundation paper piecing for this, and probably should have used the templates. Covering those angles is difficult sometimes. Not enough fabric was too often the case. It can be soooo frustrating.


# 25  Cups & Saucers


this one doesn't have quite as much contrast as the others, but i guess it's ok


***as a side note:  when it's time to remove the paper, spritz the paper, then give it a good shot of steam with the iron.  It will be butter in your hands : )


 One more hexie.  My daughter coloured these for me to help keep me organized when sewing them back together. I still managed to get a piece in wrong, but it was an easy fix.







Scarlet is going to be a big sister soon. Baby is due this week. We are all excited!!!



Have a fabulous week.

10 comments:

Debbie said...

especially love the hexie! And new baby very very soon - how exciting!

**nicke... said...

i have to admit i bought the book and the fabric and still haven't made a single farmers wife block. i really should give it a go before i write it off and use the fabric for something else... ;) yay for the new baby!

Cindy said...

What an exciting time!

Hilachas said...

Nice block. I've made 12 of the Farmer's Wife blocks and am at a stand-still lately. You'rs is so pretty. The colors work.

Karen said...

Beautiful work and a beautiful granddaughter...praying for Gods blessing with the new baby

quiltmania said...

I'm sure you are on pins and needles, literally, waiting for the new baby!

2 Good Claymates said...

I really like that hexie pattern. Gives me an idea for some new "quilt block" jewelry pieces!

vintage grey said...

I have only done two Farmer's Wife blocks. :) How exciting!! Have a lovely week!! xo Heather

Shocking Hocking said...

ooh, how exciting - hope everything goes well with the new baby.

love the fw block - and the hexie - very pretty

Gramma Quilter said...

Didnt realize baby was coming so soon. Time flies. Will be watching for the announcement of the arrival.