Somebody talked me into posting all of my finished block photos at once. Blame Jennifer if this post seems obnoxious with a dozen block photos.
The Log Cabin block is very simple, but it seemed too classic to not include it. Especially when I could include so many different fabrics in it without having to match a bit.
I love the design of Blockade. I know I'll be returning to this again soon. I was inspired by this photo and found directions here.
Double T is such a striking block design. I found the block pattern at Quilter's Cache but changed the dimensions and construction.
It seemed to take forever to find the right mix of fabrics for this Tulip block, but that pink floral is one of my favorites. I used templates and starch to complete it.
I fell in love with this block from Lynne at Lily's Quilts. That block was in a block of the month program and I didn't know if I had the right to use it for my quilt, but Lynne mentioned that the Card Trick block was very similar. I used the pattern here but resized it for 6.5" blocks.
I had Homemaker pieced for a very long time, but the y-seams were a mess. So I took them apart and redid them with this tutorial. It looks much better now.
I adore this Twisting Star block. I started with the tutorial at Quilter's Cache but I resized it and drew new paper pieced templates by hand.
Checkerboard was the perfect block to showcase some lovely little fabrics.
Silver Lane ended up being only a tiny bit easier to sew than I thought it would be...
...while Flower Garden Path was even more miserable than I was already expecting. Avert your eyes from the terrible points on this block. I'll need some healing time before I ever attempt that one again.
Which makes Double Spinwheels a terrific block to recover with. I went with a low volume palette, but this one could easily go bright and bold. Tutorial at Quilter's Cache and resized.
And last in this dozen of blocks is Pine Tree. If I don't have HST's down pat by this time in the quiltalong, I never will. :)
I still have one block to make to get my full 121 for the layout I've chosen. But, I'm on break from the Farmer's Wife for awhile. Do you ever stop one block short of the finish line just to catch your breath? Even though I have a few blocks to redo, I still want to pause and make the last official block when I'm in the mood to do it and not just because I feel I have to.