My design wall is empty this morning. I took down all the Farmers Wife blocks last night. There were too many up there, and they kept peeling off with gravity. Now they live in a basket near their fabric source pile. The two blocks above are 27 and 28, lots of small pieces. Keep in mind that they are only 6 ½ inches square. Foundation paper piecing is the only way for me to keep them crisp looking and the points matching. There are some in the QAL that are english paper piecing with templates, too fiddly for me. The thought of trying piecing a one inch half square triangle by hand makes me wince.
This week was a piecing week for me. I finished clue 3 for Allietare, simple 4 patches. I also made about 250 flying geese, eight small blocks and 2 larger ones for the CoxComb quilt. I had signed up for a FAL (finish along) for this quilt, but I doesn’t look like I’m going to be able to finish by January. Its a block of the month, and I still have two more months to get from the shop. It will be a February finish then.
Thanks for reading. I’m Linking up with Judy at Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday today.
2 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday”
I love the Farmer’s Wife quilt. Totally on my todo list! I am in love with your colors!
Thanks! When I started this project I knew I wanted to use 1930s reproductions, but alas, I had none in my stash. There are quite a few new lines of 1930s fabrics out now, luckily for me. Whats nice about these blocks is that they are small, so I am able to use charm packs and fat quarters. This makes for a great assortment to pick from, without having to buy yardage. Hope you have fun completing one for yourself.
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