Monday on the Farm

OK, we have a garden, not a farm, but after spending part of the morning in the garden pulling Tomato Horn Worms off the tomato and the pepper plants (including the jalapeno plants – ¡Ay Caramba!) it feels a bit like a farm.  So, as a good farmer’s wife 🙂 I have 5 new quilt blocks to share!

Farmer's Wife Blocks 27 Through 31

This project is inspired by the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along Group on Flickr.  The challenge is to make 2 blocks a week from The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book (by Laurie Aaron Hird).  Since this is my week 7 and their week 16, I have been attempting to catch up.  I’m almost there!  I think I only have 3 blocks next week!

Here is a closer look at each one:

FW 27 - Darting Birds

Lots of teeny tiny pieces in this block.  I have to grin over my fabric choice for Darting Birds – each bird has flying hearts pierced by an arrow… or is that a dart? Get it? 🙂

FW 28 - Duck and Ducklings

I like Duck and Ducklings a lot – no ducky fabric so I chose something calm and serene.

FW 29 - Economy

Well this block is certainly an Economy of time – it was very easy.  The Aunt Grace fabric I’m using doesn’t have any large print that would lend itself to a nice fussy cut in the center.  This would be a nice block for that type of treatment.

FW 30 - End of Day

I haven’t used this blue fabric much and I thought it would lend itself to the pinwheel effect of the End of Day block.  It came out alright, not my favorite.

FW 31 - Evening Star

Evening Star is probably my favorite block this week.  I love the Aunt Grace black and white fabric and the striking contrast of the star in yellow.

Now that I’m almost caught up with the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along Group, I have my eye on another interesting project.  It’s a Mystery!  I tell you about it later this week!

ps – after dinner we discovered more Tomato Horn Worms.  This guy has been chowing down:

Yuck!  These guys are nasty!


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