Okay, I'm digging deep in my search for farm-related titles for blog posts. You may be relieved to know that I have just about exhausted my repertoire in this area (I'm no country girl!), so titles of future FWQAL (Farmer's Wife Quilt Along) posts may need to be strictly descriptive.
This week I put a new solid into rotation as I made my FW blocks (what I'll call corn-fed yellow -- pulled from my stash initially to make the block called "Corn and Beans," although I still haven't got around to making that one)...and I see now that I have actually made quite a few blocks since my last week's post.
First up is "Cats and Mice":
And "Broken Dishes":
These 3 were one evening's entertainment, and the first uses of that yellow.
Although the past week is now a bit of a blur, I think it was the following day that I made "Birds in the Air" (with the fabrics I had originally pulled for "Corn and Beans"... I was a bit dazed and confused by my summer cold...)
At this point I took a pic of all my blocks-to-date (there were 18), and tried to get a sense of how the colours were working together. It was a very windy day, so it was a bit of a miracle that I managed to get all the blocks to sit still for a moment.
I started to feel unsure about adding in all that yellow, and tried to move things back to the blue-and-green range with pops of orange (so much for rotating the crops!).
Here's "Friendship Flowers":
And finally "Puss in the Corner":
I think these final three blocks of the week helped me to regain some balance:
In the coming week I want to try my hand at some of the more intricate blocks...maybe a little more paper piecing...?