Thank you

Thank you all for the supportive comments on my last post. They mean a lot to me.  Many of you gave me advice to keep on sewing for myself.  I've been taking that advice to heart with another batch for the Farmer's Wife quilt.

I don't usually like basket blocks, but this one had enough HST's to work for me.

farmer's wife sampler, block 42


I used a lot of starch and the templates for this one, but I'm really pleased with the yellow, red and gray combination.
farmer's wife sampler, block 74


This wild geese block was the most difficult one of the batch.  I sacrificed 2 points on the geese to keep one point for the star, but I think I'll get over it.  (I can't get the color on this photo to turn out at all, so you'll have to trust me that it is better in person.)

farmer's wife sampler, block 104


Here is yellow, gray and red again.  Plus cute birdies!

farmer's wife sampler, block 100


And here is another extra block for my quilt.  It is a friendship block on Quilter's Cache.  I changed the sizing to make it a 6.5" block.

friendship block

Henry is off to bed for the night, and I'm headed to my sewing machine to work on some more.  I'm picking up my sashing fabric on Wednesday after Henry's therapy and I now have less than 20 blocks left to make.   I have to ride the wave of motivation while I can.

12 comments:

Prof. S said...

Yay! These are great, each and every one of them, and I hope you had great fun making them :)

I have just two blocks left to go (including 104, Wild Geese), and have put myself on hold while I watch your blocks emerge...oh yes, and while I get some work-work done, can't forget about that. I can hardly wait to see what your next batch looks like!!

Jennie said...

Hi Melinda - I am with you all the way! Wild Geese nearly killed me! Good luck with your remaining blocks!

Kara said...

I love seeing your work on these blocks, and seeing your fabric collection! I love the birds and the cross stitch print. If I were to attempt to mine my stash for a project this big, the blocks would all be blues and yellows :)

angela said...

I LOVE your fruit basket block - awesome fabric choices.

Henry will benefit from a happy, Mama - a little sewing certainly helps that!

Ginette said...

Beautiful!! I can't believe you only have 20 blocks left! I took mine out last weekend and I only have 12 made so far! It is definitely going to be (one of) my summer projects. Thanks again for the inspiration!

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

Go, Melinda, go! You're going to love this quilt once it's done, if for no other reason than you love each block individually.

basildonkitchens said...

The blocks are great - I can't wait to see the finished quilt - it is going to be amazing! Your piecing is fantastic!

How many blocks are you making in total?

Basildon Kitchens said...

The blocks are great - I can't wait to see the finished quilt - it is going to be amazing! Your piecing is fantastic!

How many blocks are you making in total?

Cassie said...

I love them! Fruit basket and weathervane are my favorites, I just love them :) I really can't wait to see these all together!

melissa said...

oh where to start... i love the fruit basket, the wethervane... and the friendship! goodness all of these blocks are just more amazing than the next one!
you might just be making THE most amazing quilt of EVER!!

2e6992bc-a86b-11e0-8ce6-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Just want to say that in the month of may I finally started my own farmers wife blocks. Up to 22 now. I was inspired to get ths book many months ago after I saw your block basket weave. Actually that block also started my serch for fabric online. loved the little bicycles. I read your last blog and am thinking of you and your family.I love your photos of blocks and don't worry about words.

Catherine said...

I am really enjoying the Farmer's Wife blocks you are making...hope to see a finished quilt top in the near future.

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