Saturday, January 14, 2012

Farmer's Wife sampler: 52 and counting!

I have made another 5 blocks for the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, bringing my total to 52 blocks...almost halfway there! Yippee!

I guess I haven't exactly given up on this project. 

I am actually enjoying these little blocks again, and while working exclusively on my Singer Featherweight -- my Janome is still away being cleaned and repaired -- and with lots of demands on my time, the blocks make perfect little projects for the hours after the little one's bedtime.  I have a few major projects in the wings, including a king-sized quilt and curtains I am planning for my parents, and a few quilt-tops that are waiting to be quilted, but until my Horizon is back in circulation these are on hold. So on I plod.

I have tended to work on colour-themed batches of FW blocks, and this time around the blocks are linked by white-and-yellow prints.

Here is block 54, Kitchen Woodbox.  Frida loves the balloon-holding bunnies in this one:

Block 55, Linoleum, which reminds me of the green-and-blue speckled linoleum I had in my bedroom when I was little:

Block 56, Maple Leaf (oh Canada!):

Block 33, City Girl's Puzzle -- a remake of the Farmer's Puzzle block from the book, which had too much resemblance to a technicolour swastika to remain as-is:

And finally block 31, Evening Star:

It's getting tricky to photograph all the blocks together, but I did so in order to plan my next set of blocks.  I'm think a few more green and blue blocks would be good to add to the mix -- but I'm keeping in mind that I am not quite halfway through these blocks, so I could definitely tip the balance in any of several directions. 

I have some choices to make, and I would love suggestions! More blue? More green?  More orange?  Throw caution and planning to the wind, and just choose fabrics block-by-block and see what happens??

Happy weekend to all, and I'd love to hear your thoughts.


quirky granola girl said...

i think this looks great so far. i wouldn't change the direction at all. just keep on sewing!

Jackie's Stitches said...

You're doing great! Keep doing what you're doing - it's working!

Tong said...

Oh wow, look at you go! So happy to hear that you are enjoying making these blocks again, because they look amazing together!! It's going to be a HUGE quilt when you are done!

Catherine said...

they are looking great all together!