Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Three More for the Farmers Wife and a bit of Wool Applique

I have 3 more 1930s Farmers Wife blocks done...I am quilting along with both qals on this to keep my momentum going and to help with a quicker finish :)  This results in a "break" when there is overlap.  The qals are from two great bloggers: Angie from GnomeAngel, who is doing one by skill level starting with easiest
and the one I started with,
Kerry's from verykerryberry which is going numerical/alphabetical
 This is block 9, Autumn, I used traditional piecing and I think that my block reads very similar to the sample in the book because I chose a similar colorway and print.  The letter for this block advocates a bit of "me time"...she goes for a nap, I suppose I go for a sew :)
 This is block 10, Ava...I made this block with traditional piecing and toned down the "busy" of the original sample in the book with some liberal use of solids.  The letter here deals with adoption so I used a juvenile conversation print.
This is block 11 Bea, I used traditional piecing for this one and used templates for the basket handle.  This letter speaks of dressing nicely even when there is no one to see. and think happy thoughts...be Queen Bee of the hive.
 
 I have had a bit of time for some applique so I have turned back to these blocks in wool from the free Buttermilk Basin Mystery QAL.  This is block 4, I have the others prepped but only 1-4 are sewn down. You can see 1 and 2 here.
 I love the texture in these blocks...and that was a perfect shade of red and green for the tomato pinnie!!
 I had to use a gold for the spool and an orange for the thimble!!

9 comments:

Patty D from NC said...

These all look great. I love the color placement in Autumn!

Sigi G said...

Wow, you have been busy :)! Love your Farmers Wife blocks and the intricate wool appliqueing you are doing! Beautiful!!

Hildy said...

Love your FW blocks!

Carol said...

I feel like such a slug when I see all that you are doing. Beautiful blocks...again!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love the Buttermilk Basin block! Mine is cut out, but not sewn. :0(

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I love those blocks. They are all so pretty. Love your wool applique too!

Aunt 'Reen said...

Your F.W. blocks are all beautiful!
Love how your Autumn is similar (beautiful coral pink background color in your block)
That wool applique' block is just darling.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous blocks. You have accomplished so much.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

These are looking great, Kris! I really like your toned down Ava block. I specially love the texture of the wool on your applique block. Beautiful!

-Soma