Friday, 24 February 2012

Famer's Wife

Last night I was feeling nostalgic and started looking though all my blog post, well there were two things that struck me. Firstly how I complained about not having time to quilt before I was a mother, what was I thinking! The second thing was how long some of my current projects / fabrics have been hanging around. Some had been in their current state for a couple of years.

This post may look like I'm starting a new project, I am in fact moving stuff out as I've had this fabric in a baggie for over three years. I first brought this cream, blue and brown fabric with the intention of making Nearly Insane. I even started my first block while I was pregnant. Lets just say it didn't go well (I nearly chopped my pinkie off) so it was put aside.  Then last year I took the project to retreat where I looked at the fabric and the Nearly Insane book and realized that I wasn't going to even attempt to make that quilt in the next few years.
Then I started to notice a few Farmer's wife blocks being made and even one of the girls from guide started to make one.  Over Christmas I picked up the book. Now these block look doable. I think I could make this. DH even likes it and thinks it go nice on our bed. So now that I have an opening in my focus projects I decided this was the perfect old / new project.
Here are my first two blocks: 

 # 4 Basket Weave
# 2 Autumn tint

I think I'm going to have to come up with a way to pick the block order, otherwise I can see myself doing all the easy blocks first.


1 comment:

Shari said...

These beautiful fabrics will give your Farmer's Wife blocks a modern appeal. Will be just lovely. Do one easy block followed by a tricky block. Or just do them alphabetically?