I’m still playing catch-up with the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along. This is my week 4, but the official Flickr group quilt along is on week 13. The challenge has been to piece 2 blocks each week from The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book (by Laurie Aaron Hird). This week I made blocks 14 through 18.
I did paper piece each block using the foundation patterns on the Farmers Wife Sampler Yahoo Group. I am primarily using Aunt Grace fabrics with some additions from my stash.
Here are some close ups of each block:
With the Butterfly at the Crossroads block I tried to select fabric that would give the impression of a butterfly in a natural setting.
The black fabric reminded me of speckled bird eggs (a quick Google search shows that buzzards have speckled eggs :-)) and I used the yellow for contrast.
I thought the Calico Puzzle block showed off the pretty aqua and red fabric. One of my favorites this week!
I had to use the cat fabric with this block! I found the foundation paper piecing really difficult – somehow I ended up with a Y seam. If I had to do the block over, I would use the templates and not paper piece.
I thought this was a very strange, uneven looking block. Checked myself several times on the fabric layout to make sure it was correct. The circus fabric was fun and I thought the blue and white fabrics set it off well.
So I’m up to 18 blocks completed. The group is at 26 but nobody seems to be stressing over “rules” 🙂 !
Have a great week y’all!!!