Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Give Away!! Bright Blocks Need Good Homes

Update: Most of the blocks have been claimed and I've sent out emails to the lucky people to have claimed blocks. Thank you all so much for giving homes to these blocks! Comments have been closed for this particular give-away.

As you all know, I changed directions on my Farmer's Wife Sampler. As a result, I have several blocks that need new homes and I'm more than happy to drop these babies into the mail this weekend to someone who will love them.

So, the rules. Photos of the blocks up for grabs are below. One block per person. First come, first served, though I have to limit this particular give-away to U.S. residents. Leave a comment telling me which block you want. I will follow up to your comment with an email asking for your snail mail address. This means, if you don't have a Blogger/Google account, please provide me an email address in the comment for me to contact you.
#001 Attic Window
#001 Attic Windows
The orientation on this block doesn't match the book - I downloaded the foundation pattern from the Yahoogroup, and forgot to mirror image this prior to printing.
#002 Autumn Tints
#002 Autumn Tints
For whatever reason, I also paper-pieced this one. Couldn't tell you why now, but I did.
#100 Weathervane
#100 Weathervane
Another paper-pieced block, in which I removed some unnecessary seams.
#004 Basket Weave
#004 Basket Weave
I followed the book lay out for the colors, and it's a grouping of some prints that I just love. No surprise that they're all tone on tone, right?
#010 Bowtie
#010 Bowtie
Again, paper-piecing to the resuc. I was kind of retentive about how the white patches met in the middle.
#008 Bouquet
#008 Bouquet
I'm not sure what I was thinking when I finished this one up... I'd meant for the pink triangle that's the base of the basket to be the polka dot fabric.
#006 Big Dipper
#006 Big Dipper
Have I told you all how much Quarter Square Triangles can kick my ass? It took me three tries to do this one without a cut off point.
#009 Box
#009 Box
I have an attraction to 'ugly' prints. Plus, the floral print here was on clearance for $2/yard.
#012 Broken Sugar Bowl
#012 Broken Sugar Bowl
Not only do I like 'ugly' prints, I made too many HSTs that finish at 2".
#111 Wrench
#111 Wrench
And, finally, the end of my mistake. Yeah.. Way too many of that unit.
#029 Economy
#029 Economy

Bright screaming pink... I'm not even sure why I bought this fabric in the first place. I'm almost out of it, thank goodness. It only took five years.

#061 Northern Lights
#061 Northern Lights

Funnily enough, I love both of these fabrics... by themselves. Together? Not so much.

#092 Streak of Lightning
#092 Streak of Lightning

I love, love, love, this polka dot fabric. I should have purchased the whole bolt when I saw it in the shop.

Well, there you have it, folks! Thirteen Farmer's Wife Sampler blocks, all in need of new homes. For those of you not doing the FWS, but just like the blocks, these finish at 6" X 6", so they're actually 6.5"square with the seam allowances.

10 comments:

**nicke... said...

oh i love the first and second blocks! so cute! send them my way!!!

Laura said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Laura said...

I would love to have the 3rd block. Thank you so much.

Sandi P said...

Well, I like bright screaming pink - LOL - so I'll take Economy.

Leah said...

The weather vane block is lovely. I even have some of that paisley fabric in my stash. :)

Heather A said...

Lovin' Bowtie (the green and white) if you're so inclined to part with it my way.

Kristine said...

I would gladly take basket weave!

public at bagotricks dot com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

If the wrench is still available, I'd be happy to put my name on it.

Diane N said...

All the blocks are so nice. I like #1, #3, & #8 if any of those are still available!

VickiT said...

Oh my gosh, I'm sure these are long gone since they are wonderful but if not, I would be happy with quite a few of those.
I just LOVE #001 Attic Windows. Those are such awesome colors.
I also really like any of these others:
002 Autumn Tints
100 Weathervane
004 Basket Weave
006 Big Dipper
029 Economy
061 Northern Lights
092 Streak of Lightning

Thank you for being so great to offer these even if I am too late.
I considered buying the Farmer's Wife Book until it was mentioned somewhere there were no measurements of any of the block. I realized at that point it was WAY beyond my capabilities given how new I am to quilting. I just love so many of the blocks I've seen so many creating and hope one day I'll be able to make some of those myself.