The last few Farmers Wife blocks

I finally returned to my Farmers Wife quilt.  I had a few more blocks to remake and most of them were paper pieced, so I stalled for a long long time. 

farmer's wife sampler, block 70

The yellow in the chicken fabric above just didn't work with the other colors in the quilt.  At first I thought I could calm the yellow with a blue, but that didn't work, then I tried a different blue floral with the red plaid below and that didn't work either.  Thankfully this block is not paper pieced because 4 tries was bad enough. 

prairie queen block


farmer's wife sampler, block 36

I definitely had to paper piece the flower garden path block.  I kept the same fabrics, but this time the block didn't end up as a rectangle with wonky center points. 

Redo of block 36 flower garden path for #farmerswifequilt

farmer's wife sampler, block 22

I lost a number of the triangle points on the corn and beans block above.  The background gray didn't work with my chosen sashing either.  Even with paper piecing, the seams in the block below are thick so the block doesn't lie perfectly, but it will have to do. 

corn and beans

farmer's wife sampler, block 43

For my first version of the garden path block, I thought that the yellow fabric was far too prominent and the other fabrics were too tropical.  I like the second version much much better. 

My very last farmers wife block and I am in love.


And, lastly, I made this paper pieced version of the spider legs block.  I didn't even try to make this one with the templates so it is the first try for this bock.  I love the purple and peach combination.

Spider legs block 82


I have the quilt top pieced together, but it needs a lot of pressing before I try to take any pictures, so you'll have to wait a few days.

15 comments:

Kim with a K said...

They all look amazing...I really like those chicks on yellow!
Your flower garden path blocks fabrics are great...
can't wait to see what your quilt is going to look like!

Wens said...

I love the new garden path and corn and beans, lovely. As usual you've inspired me to keep at mine. Almost there :)

Carla said...

I have yet to attempt paper piecing, but many of my Farmer's Wife blocks could probably use a re-do that way! I'm so close to finishing, but can't. Get. Motivated. (Too many other projects making me happier! Ugh!)

Carla said...

Oh, and your blocks are fabulous, as always!! Love all your fabrics!

jeanne e. said...

i guess we can wait... ;) but i am very excited to see the quilt top. i have been thinking about starting the farmer's wife quilt soon, to work on my precision piecing. so i am a little obsessed with seeing other quilter's versions.

Patchwork and Play said...

All your blocks are lovely- even the rejects!!! Four tries at one block- that's dedication! Looking forward to seeing the final layout!

Jo @ life in lists said...

They look fab! Well done for returning to the Farmers Wife - I can't quite bring myself to pick mine up again...

Rachel said...

Love all your blocks! They're stunning! The final quilt must have so many beautiful fabrics in it! Can't wait to see, though I imagine it will be hard to do the quilt justice in a photograph!!

Jess said...

How exciting! I cannot wait to see the whole top together. You must be thrilled!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Ooh, I love that garden path one! They're all gonna be gorgeous together :)

knitting sandwich said...

i always think, "her blocks are so lovely, why does she want to change them?"
and then you change them and you completely blow me away with your new fabric/color combos.
my lesson has been learned: never, ever question the master. she always knows right.
-melissa

LethargicLass said...

the two number 43's look like completely different blocks! Can hardly wait to see the finish :) What do you end up doing with the extra ones?

Aoife said...

Oh, they're so pretty! Now, I'm really interested to find out how you figure out the paper piecing orders. I'm a total dunce when it comes to FPP. Also, what are you doing with your block rejects? A cushion or small quilt or something?!

Nilya said...

Love These beautiful fw-blocks.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your new blocks!

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