I made a "design board" this weekend by nailing some batting to a blank wall. It definitely won't work for long-term, because any significant weight will tear it through the nails, but for now it's pretty nice to have a design wall. Here are my first 21 Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along blocks. I think I still have some rearranging to do, but I really love how it's coming along! This also makes it much easier to see how they go together; I definitely need a few more color-saturated blocks to go with the deep red block. Overall, I think it's looking pretty good.
Here are my latest Farmer's Wife quilt blocks.
Block 18, Century of Progress. I really like this block, but the color scheme in the book didn't result in a symmetric block when it's on point. I'm thinking of redoing this block to make it symmetric.
Block 19, Checkerboard. I only used two prints in this block to keep true to a real checkerboard.
Block 20, Churn Dash. I'm loving this color combination!
Block 21, Contrary Wife. I'm not super pleased with how this one turned out. I think the lines in the yellow print are making it look funny. Maybe I'll redo this one too!
Here are a few more Farmer's Wife blocks.
Block 11, Broken Dishes. This one was skipped for a while because of all the tiny triangles. These blocks are only 6" square, so these triangles are SO small. It ended up a tiny bit wonky, but I think it ended up pretty good.
Block 15, Buzzard's Roost. I really like the colors I ended up with on this one. I think it will stand out really well in the quilt.
Block 16, Calico Puzzle. This block was nice and easy to make.
Block 17, Cats & Mice. This one had some small triangles too, but not as many, so it wasn't too bad. I actually really like how this one turned out.
I'm still trying to catch up with everyone else on the Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along. I think they're on week 14, so I've still got a ways to go!
Block 6, Big Dipper. I like the hourglasses in this one.
Block 7, Birds in the Air. Don't even get me started on this one. Those tiny triangles were such a pain! But it does look nice, so I guess that's ok.
Block 8, Bouquet. This is one of my favorites. It really does look like a bouquet!
Block 9, Box. Mine ended up a little wonky.
Block 10, Bowtie. This one was easy and fast.
Block 12, Broken Sugar Bowl. I really like how this one turned out. And yes, Block 11 was skipped. It has more tiny triangles. I'll get to it eventually. :)
Block 13, Buckwheat. Pretty, soft colors.
Block 14, Butterfly at the Crossroads. This is another one of my favorites. I think it looks pretty cool!
They got me. All of these posts (and this and this) about the Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along sucked me in, and I couldn't help but join in. So I bought some 1930's reproduction prints on Etsy and started cutting.
First up is block one, Attic Windows. (Yes, I'm going in order. I can't help it.) The purple print has tiny elephants and the pink print has little duckies. Super cute.
Block two is called Autumn Tints. Lots of florals in this one.
Block three, Basket. The handle is only glued on at this point because I don't have the right color of red thread to applique it on. Thank goodness for glue.
Block four, Basket Weave. I think this is one of my favorites so far. I like straight lines. Nice and clean.
And block five, Bat Wing. Apparently I need ironing lessons. :) I think this is going to be a fun project!