Saturday, August 6, 2011

More Farmer's Wife Blocks

Normally when you participate in The Farmer's Wife Quilt Along, you only need to do two blocks a week.
Because I started late in the game, I have some serious catching up to do.
I figure I need to get 22 blocks done soon, and then I can relax a little bit.
Here are another 5 blocks:

#92 Streak of Lightning
Lori's first tutorial explained how to graph when the pieces are evenly distributed between the 6-inches.
She sent me a pretty long list of which blocks this technique would work with.
*e-mail me if you would like a copy of that list.
I started with the easy to draft blocks first because they work up fast.

#41 Friendship Star


#4 Basket Weave


#11 Broken Sugar Bowl


#73 Rainbow Flowers


I think I like learning how to draft almost more than the sewing right now.

I had a hard time finding 5" X 8" graph paper. (our Office Max no longer carries it)
For those of you using Lori's organizational binder idea, I found these cute 4" X 6" Post it Notes at Target.

They work great too!

8 comments:

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...
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Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

(bad sentence structure above-correction here)

Buying 8-1/2 x 11 graph paper pads and taking them to your printer to be turned into 5 x 8-1/2 pads saves the extra trouble trying to find the ones you want. I can usually find a four-pack of the larger ones that are used in higher math classes. The printer can cut and reglue the tablet's sides to whatever orientation you prefer.

Sherri said...

I couldn't find the paper at Office max either...love the idea in the comment before mine, though! And the post it pad graph paper looks like another fun idea!

Jackie said...

Nedra, I'd love a copy of the list. I haven't started on the FW blocks yet but hope to. I'd love the list for when that happens. I need to go back and read Lori's organizational binder idea because I don't remember it. Your blocks look great and I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt come together.

Material Mary said...

Oh Nedra...Love your blocks. I would love a list of the drafting easy to do blocks. I need to really learn this technique for other things as well. You are doing a great job!!
Mary

Cathy said...

Wow Nedra, you will catch up in no time, gorgeous blocks. Have you tried making your own graph paper for free? http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/

Notjustnat said...

Oh Nedra, they are gorgeous. I love the color and fabric you've used on these blocks - Enjoy Nat

Cindy said...

I like the 'Streak of Lightning' block. Very fun. Amazing work, you are awesome Nedra.