Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks

I want to show you my progress on Farmer's Wife. I think what I like most is the creativity I can put into my blocks by matching fabrics together and putting them in the block structure. It really is fun. I get quilter's ADD if I have to make the same block over and over. You know what I mean. I also have to thank the girls I met with last week on our sew day and Lori in particular for her tutorials. If you want to start this project you have to go to Lori's blog and use her tips to make the Farmer's Wife blocks. She really has the best way to put this project together.
#95 Temperance Tree - There are 2 blocks that look almost the same. And silly me, I think this is the right block. I used Lori's block method to guide my own. This was fun and most of my points are there.
Yes I went for the easy blocks first. (lazy me) This one was great to make - #84 Spool.
This was my first block I made - #56 Maple Leaf. Again, I used Lori's idea to make it scrappy. I love the fabrics in the block.
This is a block I made at home, on my own, I might say! It is - #2 Autumn Tints. I fussy cut some of my vintage fabric to star in this block.
#3 Basket - Well you can see the handle isn't on right. And I made the top part wrong twice. I ran out of fabric so I made it scrappy. I should take the handle off. But I probably won't.
Block #4 Basket Weave - I made this at home, too. And I managed to make it 100% right.
My block is tipped so it doesn't really look like the book block but It is correct, except for the seams being a big off - #6 Big Dipper.
Block #1 Attic Windows - and yes this one is not correct. My blue parts kind of blend into the center square and they are pointed backwards or upside down or something. But seriously, no one should really notice. And I'm not out for perfect. I'm out for enjoying the process and being happy with my finished product.
Block #16 Calico Puzzle - I made this at our sew day. It turned out okay.
Block #54 Kitchen Woodbox - now this one is not correct. I did not put the end corners and left it really square. When I made the block at the sew day at RaeAnn's we thought it looked cute just as is, so I skipped the last step. I like a touch of black in a quilt. That center fussy cut makes it kind of look hex signy.
Block #81 Snowball - turned out cute I think. Again, fussy cutting is the heart of this block. I like that.
Block #12 Broken Sugar Bowl - the first block I made and I forgot that the blocks will be set on point so my corner fussy cut pieces are turned wrong. It doesn't bother me too much. And otherwise the block is perfect. Maybe I should pick those 2 squares out? Nahh
Block #10 Bowtie - super easy and showcases the beautiful fabrics. Such fun to make a block like this.

I'm on my way here people. I am enjoying this project after all. I have other things on my sewing table and other obligations coming up so I'll work on this when I can and keep showing progress. I'm motivated now but when the hard blocks come on, it may get tough.

-nanette

25 comments:

Annette said...

I love them all! Very pretty.

amy smart said...

So cute, Nanette. Your fabric choices are always my favorite. You have the greatest collection.

Can't wait to see this project. I will live vicariously through yours. :)

ga447 said...

I just love the fabric u selected, it is going to be one of your proudest quilts once it is put together.

aksherry said...

great job! You got so many done so quickly!

Sue said...

Your blocks are beautiful and I really LOVE the fabrics you are using!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

I've always had a soft spot for bow-tie quilts and didn't know you could make them that way ... pretty clever. All of your blocks are beautiful.

Carrie P. said...

I enjoyed looking at all your cute blocks. I especially like the fussy cut salt and pepper block. too cute.

Muddling Through said...

Good grief! You've gotten a lot of them done. And they all look great. I like that you've added your personality to the whole project. That's what it's all about, isn't it!

em's scrapbag said...

Your blocks look great! As always I love your fabric choices!

Nedra said...

Wow, you have really been a worker bee in getting your FW blocks done. Love the fabrics and especially the fussy cut additions.
I'm so glad you are playing along.

Jen in NY said...

I love the special fabrics you've chosen and how the blocks are so "you." You really have a gift for personalizing a pattern! Beautiful blocks. And I love how you don't mind if things don't turn out perfectly; I'm with you 100 percent! xo Jen

Sherry said...

Hi Nanette. Wow, you've been busy! Your blocks are just wonderful. Love all the fabrics. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanette said...

I can not wait to see this when you're finished with it, your fabric choices are phenomenal and I know I am going to be in love with this quilt when it's done!

Vicki said...

I'm so glad you decided to make this one! Your #1 looks like a mirror image of the one in the book, but I think it is fine! I made the first 11 blocks before I had to pack it away and move, can't wait until I can work on it again.

pratima said...

Nanette, these are fantastic and so fun! Love the fussy cut details and cute fabrics :)

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow Woman -- when you jump in, you jump right in! They all look wonderful -- I love your fabric choices. And Hark! Do I spy Amy up there hasn't jumped in either? Maybe she and I should start a club LOL!

SarahVee said...

I would know these are your blocks, Nanette a mile away!Love your fussy cut details. I like the scrappy Maple Leaf and your hex looking one best. Glad you are enjoying it:) I haven't succumbed yet. . .

Dresden Quilter said...

I love all of the blocks and the fabrics you are using.

Jackie said...

Oh my! Just gorgeous!! I have had that book since it first came out. But now you have totally inspired me. Love your blocks!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Fabulous blocks, Nanette!!!

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

Nanette, you've made tons of blocks already! They're looking fabulous as always, loving your fabric choices!!

Carrie P. said...

You have been busy.

Ruth said...

I love your choice of fabric. I wanted to start making squares from the Farmer's Wife Book , this new year, thank you for the new ideas.

peggy Hendrick said...

I came across your web site looking for patterns for the FWQ and wondered what book you are using in the pictures posted along with your quilt blocks? Thanks!

Elaine said...

Love your FWQA blocks. I am still in the process so I'm so glad to pop back in and see what you are up to!