Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Catching Up With the Farmer's Wife QALs

My week off to go exploring the western end of our country created a backlog of Farmer's Wife blocks that needed to be done in order to keep up with both the qals.

I have mentioned that am quilting along with both qals on this to keep my momentum going and to help with a quicker finish :)

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

The majority of the blocks I had to finish to catch up were from the GnomeAngel qal.

Celebrating neighbor's generosity in times of struggle.  I traditionally pieced this one.

Celebrating a grandmother raising her grandchildren.  I paper pieced this one.

This one celebrates taking time to play with your kids so I used a fun kitty conversational print with piano and drums.  I paper pieced this one.

Celebrating happiness in owning one's own farm through struggle and sacrifice.  I paper-pieced this one.

Old Maid:
This one celebrates a woman raising her younger siblings. I traditionally pieced this one.

Celebrates teaching your children to earn the money they spend.  I paper pieced this one.

Whew!  Glad to be caught up :)  That means I now have  23 blocks done of the 99 presented in the book.  About a quarter of the way there!


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Very pretty. Good job keeping up with the QAL.

Carol Swift said...

They look great! I'm impressed with you keeping up. I'm so far behind, but I'll eventually catch up...hopefully!

KaHolly said...

Wow, you did a great job staying focused and catching up! I'm never very good at QALing! XO

Needled Mom said...

I love the feedsack reproduction fabrics you are using. They look great.

Aunt 'Reen said...

These are all beautiful blocks!
You are making wonderful progress on this quilt!

Patty said...

Kris, each of these is gorgeous! i love all the fabrics. Congratulations on getting so many blocks done!

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Wow! Nice progress on these blocks. You have been busy! Love the kitty print! Soooo cute :)