Monday, August 8, 2011

Farmer's Wife Set #3

I'm having a great time hangin' out with The Farmer's Wife.
These 6 inch blocks are so fun to make!
With this last set, I now have 18 completed, and I'm getting a little closer to being caught up with the group.
Is there anyone else new to joining the Quilt Along?

#98 Waterwheel
Because of it's originality, this is one of my favorite designs so far. I've never seen a block quite like this one before.

#68 Postage Stamp
I've seen some Postage Stamp quilts where there are no duplicates of the 1" pieces.
I'm quite content to do just one block.


#61 Northern Lights


#88 Star of Hope

As I've been learning to draft my own blocks out on graph paper, I decided to alter this one and make it a little more simple than the original, which contained itty bitty 1" half square triangles.

Using 1 1/2" instead just seemed more practical.


#48 Homeward Bound


#16 Calico Puzzle


#2 Autumn Trails

I was happy to see spaces big enough to do a little fussy cutting!


#111 Wrench

A good old fashioned Wrench that is easy to do, and timeless.

We see this block not only in days gone by, but also used currently in so many quilt patterns.

17 comments:

Carol said...

Nedra your blocks are looking great! I'm with you...I'm loving drafting these blocks...I found the Post it Note graph paper in Target yesterday...LOVE it...thank you!

Notjustnat said...

They are just lovely Nedra. So many variety of fabrics you have used in these blocks - hugs Nat

Jackie said...

I laughed when I read that you were quite content to do 1 postage stamp block! I would agree with you! Your blocks look great. How are you enjoying drafting? I went and purchased colored pencils and some graph paper yesterday in case I get inspired.

Material Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the list with me. I will get on the bubble and get caught up. Love the blocks and the fact that you are using up fabric...that is my quest to use up all my fabric so I can buy more...
Mary

Material Mary said...

Thanks for sharing the list with me. I will get on the bubble and get caught up. Love the blocks and the fact that you are using up fabric...that is my quest to use up all my fabric so I can buy more...
Mary

karenfae said...

you are moving right along. I am not doing it with a group but just when I feel like it and I have (I think) about 15 blocks done. I'm not sure when I will get back to mine.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Lois Evensen said...

How beautiful! Just love them! :)

Patchwork Penguin said...

They are coming along great!! Congratulations!

Needled Mom said...

Those are really looking great and you are making terrific progress on them.

Rae Ann said...

Nedra... I think you are the queen of "Get it Done". You never cease to amaze me with all you do!
Your blocks are great... inspires me to get going on mine.
Hugs!

fiberchick said...

Your blocks are fantastic! I've joined FW but am so far behind. Have only managed to make a few... Can't wait to see your finished quilt.

ytsmom said...

I'm itchin' to be stitchin' these, but have not decided what fabric to use. I'd love to get some of the Farmstand like Nicole is using, or maybe Civil War?

Janet said...

There are a lot of great blocks there. I love drafting, so nice to hear you're enjoying it.

LynCC said...

Awesome fabrics in those blocks. :D

Stephanie said...

Love your variety of fabrics. This is going to be one terrific quilt!

Kathy MacKie said...

I love, love, love them all, you have great color choices. I am also doing the Farmer's Wife so am really interested to see what everyone else is up to!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your blocks are amazing. I love love love seeing them. Your fabrics are great too. Now is not the time for me to do this project I guess. too much other stuff on the stove getting hot I guess