Between the bees I am participating in and the Farmer’s Wife Quilt-Along project, my poor little Bernina got a real workout this weekend and had to be taken to the sewing machine shop for some serious bobbin tension issues. This is week eight in the FWQAL and I should have 16 blocks completed. I am still a little behind but hope to catch up this week.
Here are some more Farmer’s Wife blocks. I am making them in the order they appear in the book.
This is “Silver Lane,” and this is block #79. I love this little block and think it would make a darling baby quilt.
This is “Hovering Birds,” and it is Block #51.
This is “Mother’s Dream,” and it is Block #58.
This is “Seasons,” and it is Block #77.
This is “End of Day,” and it is Block #30. Initially, I didn’t think I was going to like this block but it turned out very cheery and colorful.
This is “Jackknife,” and it is Block #53.
This is the group so far. I have removed “Hill and Valley,” and will resew it because it was too muddy looking.
I have learned that medium to small prints work best in these blocks, and that some of them need to have a solid or a fabric that reads as a solid so your eye has a place to rest. Too many little prints are hard to look at, so I am now making an effort to use a solid in at least every other block. 98 blocks to go……