24.7.12

Fresh Crop of Blocks

I've been madly farming away.


Over the last couple of weeks, I managed to sew blocks #76 Sawtooth, through #89 Steps to the Altar.  That's 13 blocks completed!  And only 22 to go.  Yay!!

My new mantra is A Block a Day until my FWQ is complete.  I really want to finish this up so I can move on to work more intensively on other projects and explore some different avenues in quilting such as art/landscape quilts.

Farmer's Wife Sampler - various blocks

I didn't take individual pictures of all of these blocks and I will just show groupings and feature a couple of individual blocks from here on out.  It's really time consuming to photograph each and every block, retouch, upload to flickr and then to the blog.  *phew*  Photographing ones work is really useful though, as I have just noticed that I have a piece flipped on my Squash Blossom block.  LOL

Here are a few of my recent faves:


#80 Single Wedding Star
 
#83 Spider Web

Lately, I've been struggling with finding fabrics without reusing the fabrics I've already used several times over, and so I reached out to my fellow quilt blogger friend, Beth, aka Smazoochie  who generously agreed to send me some fabric scraps.  Well, she really saved the day!  Her packaged arrived yesterday and I immediate set to work on this one:


#89 Steps to the Altar
 I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer!  We are enjoying the great outdoors on the weekends and our cute little chicks (farming of a different sort).  I can't wait for eggs!!!


Kayaking at Shoreline Regional Park


Our chicks at about 2 weeks old


5 comments:

quirky granola girl said...

a block a day is quite a commitment. good luck!!

Prof. S said...

You can do it...2 blocks some days, none on others..the stack will keep growing, and you're in the HOME STRETCH now! Congratulations!

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smazoochie said...

I am happy to see my scraps put to good use -- FW On!
p.s. I am so jealous you have a kayak!

Dee said...

What progress you've made on your blocks! I'm so impressed! If you would like, I can send you scraps too!

Thank you for showing us what you've been up to! I miss the connection with the ISQB ladies!