My sweet and talented friend Melinda -- who is making the most fabulous FW quilt, beautifully pieced, no fabric used twice (!!) in what will ultimately be 121 blocks -- tells me that it is actually week 43.
So here we are. I have just a handful of blocks to go.
First I want to say that I feel lucky to know two Melindas, both of whom are making Farmer's Wife quilts. And I know that I am very lucky to have my online friend Melinda farming alongside me as we near the finish line. Having a partner in this venture has really helped to keep me going...in fact it's hard to work on anything else right now. And since we are both planning to hand quilt our Farmer's Wife samplers, I'm hoping we can keep cheering each other on!
I am a bit short on time today (I have to help my son sign up for residence/the university dorms...AAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!), so I'll get to the point with my latest blocks. The photos are not the best, but so be it.
|block 57, Morning|
|block 38, Four Winds|
|block 89, Steps to the Altar|
|block 105, Wild Goose Chase|
|block 79, Silver Lane|
|block 67, Pine Tree|
|block 53, Jackknife|
|block 93, Swallow|
I have received so many helpful and smart suggestions for the sashing colour -- thanks very much to everyone who has taken the time and energy to write to me on this topic. I truly appreciate it.
I think I have settled on natural Essex linen for the sashing -- a choice which wasn't even in the running until it tumbled from the top shelf of my fabric cupboard when I was digging for navy blue. Since it was at floor-level, I decided to take a shot of some of my blocks with it -- and, viola! I like it, I like it a lot -- especially against all that orange and sharp green and blue.
I have a book review and article edits to to do this week, and then June will bring an insane amount of work to my desk, as my writing partner and I do our final book copyedit checks, write and deliver a conference paper (jointly), and then each write a journal article. Oy.
I can't really complain: this is all good work that I want to do -- but it won't allow me much in the way of (the ever elusive) work-life balance, at least not next month. So I'll continue to make hay/stitch when I can!
Best to all.