Friday, November 18, 2011

More Farmer's Wife Blocks

I made another bunch of Farmer's Wife Blocks this past week. Big surprise, no?
#111 Wrench
#111 Wrench
I love the background fabric in this block. Unfortunately, I only ever found this fabric in fat quarters at Joann's. The black fabric is from one of StudioE's Essentials lines. I love those lines, though I don't buy much of them. Black and white fabrics in beautiful designs - total crack for me.
#053 Jackknife
#053 Jackknife
I resisted the urge to paper-piece the corner units. Instead I pieced strips and cut from there. I'm not a big fan of the black and white fabric, but it gave this block some much needed breathing space, so I'll live with it.
#049 Honeycomb
#049 Honeycomb
I desperately need to get myself some more of that delicious yellow fabric, I really do... But anyway, #049 Honeycomb. I actually used my Tri-Recs ruler for this one, and I'm pretty pleased with the results. Also, I pieced this without looking back and the book and actually pieced this incorrectly. The block as presented in the book looks like sheaves of wheat to me... I'm happier with this layout, so it's staying this way.
#072 Railroad
#072 Railroad
Another super easy block in which strip piecing methods made this a breeze. I'm really happy with the contrast of the strong aqua with the black and white fabric.
#073 Rainbow Flowers
#073 Rainbow Flowers
Kind of a boring block, in my honest opinion. Of course, looking at it, I realized that it's essentially 1/4 of a Bento Block and that with strip piecing, I could whip out a Bento Box top in a weekend. *sighs* Another project on the to-do list.
#092 Streak of Lightning
#092 Streak of Lightning
Far more dramatic than my last attempt at this block. And, of course, it's in red, white and black. I really do have an obsession with that particular trio of colors.
#051 Hovering Birds
#051 Hovering Birds
And, of course screaming bright green fabric had to make an appearance. Pretty easy to piece, though I did manage to avoid paper-piecing the quadrants with those big green HSTs.
#054 Kitchen Wood Box
#054 Kitchen Woodbox
More orange peel fabric! And I love the red/orange fabric here.

That brings me to a total of 38 blocks. I am officially over the one-third mark.

3 comments:

Nic said...

Ooh, I love railroad. But strip of lightening is a close second

Lynne said...

I "dips me lid" to all those who have taken on the challenge of the Farmer's Wife sampler - it's way too scary for this novice!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Jeanne. Your blocks are lovely. I like the way you combine colors and fabrics. The jackknife block and the window block (in previous post) are my favorites. Considering all you're juggling, you're squeezing a lot into your time.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

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