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