I haven't abandoned my Farmer's Wife Quilt Along project but I do seem to be having a harder time finding little moments to sew these 6 inch blocks. At the start it was all fun and games and they were addictive but I am afraid I have done most of the "easier" blocks and left myself with some pretty tough blocks to work on. I do have a few easier blocks left that I am holding out on for the right moment but since I don't paper piece and I am using the templates and a lot of starch just cutting out these pieces seems to take a long time. There is all that tracing and then cutting but it is so worth it. I can't wait to see this beauty finished and I am already thinking about the next one. I don't really have a plan for this finished quilt although with it being queen sized it would fit my bed nicely if I can convenience the hubs it isn't too girly with all those flowers. With all that being said I have three blocks to show you this week. I've lost track of what week we are suppose to be on and I know I am behind again but maybe when things calm down a bit around here and I get back to a normal schedule I will be able to catch back up.
|Block # 63 Ozark Maple Leaf|
|Block # 88 Star of Hope|
|Block # 104 Wild Geese|
The Star of Hope block gave me a little trouble as I used the templates and a quarter inch seam but the HST pieces were still longer then the large square at the bottom. So after I squared it up the corners look a little funny but I think once it is sewn in it will look right again. It's just odd sometimes when the templates don't come out quiet right and I have checked and rechecked the sizing so I know I am doing it correctly as most of the blocks are correct. It's just every once in a while when one goes a little hinky.