Monday, July 4, 2011

Farmer's Wife on the Fourth

Happy Independence Day!
Today is a great day to thank a veteran and count our blessings!

Farmers Wife Sampler Blocks
I've worked on a number of sewing projects today, but I think crossing the Cut Glass Dish (#26) off my Farmer's Wife Sampler block list feels like my biggest accomplishment. This was my second go at this block. The first time, I tried using Moda crossweave as one of the fabrics in those 1" HSTs above.  I couldn't work with the bulk, so I tried again and the second time's a charm.

Farmers Wife Sampler Blocks
I am pleased with my points, but I was extremely disappointed when I put my block on the wall and stepped back to discover that those stupid dots not being straight makes my triangles look crooked! Ugh! That's what I get from trying to cut my fabric on the straight of grain rather than with the print.  It does create some nice movement and goodness knows I'm not redoing it.

Farmers Wife Sampler Blocks
The other two blocks I added are #41 Friendship Star (red star on the left) and #108 Windmill (gold and blue).  I love the way these are coming together.  It's a really fun project!  Are you working on a Farmer's Wife Sampler?


Suburban Stitcher said...

Love all of these blocks!

Linda said...

these are all just beautiful! I wish I were working on a Farmer's Wife Sampler. Maybe things will slow down a little and I can go back and do that!

Ginger said...

I think your blocks are great! Wish I could do those blocks but I think the pieces are too teeny for me to work with. Love the way your's is looking so far.
Ginger in Abilene

Denise :) said...

The colors are so pretty! :)

Jodi said...

Melanie, yours look great! I AM working on the Farmer's Wife blocks, but am getting discouraged, I must say. My first six blocks, I thought I was being so efficient, but I cut them down to 6"! I've remade a few but am losing steam!

Lori Holt said... a matter of fact I am working on the FWQA!
I just joined and posted about it today.
I love your blocks...a lot of contrast and fun fabrics:)
I hope you come over for a visit and see!
Bee in my Bonnet

Nicky said...

Yes I am - and your blocks look fantastic!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

I'm not, but I like yours! The two simple blocks you added this time look really good. and, you know, I didn't notice the crooked dots until you pointed them out =)

Sharon Pernes said...

Yup I am doing the FWSQ. I am going to do number 5 bat wing and 6 big dipper this week.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love the dots with the FMF--what a great combination!! Yay. Aren't you glad THAT block is out of the way?!

Jen BK said...

The movement is like a little dance. I love it. I've started the Farmer's Wife, but am not happy with my fabric choices....I will likely start over and seeing your lovely blocks is pure motivation!

Lori said...

Your blocks are looking mighty nice! I love how they look. That postage stamp is adorable.