Next I tried using the templates again. Once more I started with an easy block because the farmer and I were already on the rocks and it was the hubs birthday so I didn't have a ton of sewing time. This time as I was trimming up the block I cut too much off one side and now that block in 1/4 inch too small. Not a good thing for this farmer and me.
I did finally manage to sew up a few blocks with little incident so I have something worth while to show you. So here they are my week 9 blocks.
|Block # 48 Homeward Bound|
For Homeward Bound I did change this block a little bit since I was making it without the templates. Those 2 1/2 inch squares in the corners are tiny 4 patches in the original block but since 3 of the squares are the same fabric I just sewed two small squares together and then cut a 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch strip for the other side. Does that make sense?
|Block # 62 Old Windmill|
|Block # 70 Prairie Queen|
I know I'm not going to have enough Fresh Cottons to make all of the blocks and sashing for this quilt so I am debating adding another Fig Tree line to my blocks. If anyone has suggestions of which line you think will blend nicely with Fresh Cottons let me know because I am open to suggestion. Since this is such a long term project I'm thinking I need to find something a little newer since Fresh Cottons is already proving difficult to find.