Friday, 10 February 2012

Farmer's Wife Friday 100 weathervane

I like this block. As drafted in the book it looked difficult, but it reminded me of the Swoon blocks I'm currently making. I redrafted the block using Quilt assistant software. I think I'll include it in the next CQ bonus block handout.

I've just added the red and white spot to my box of FWQS fabrics and I bought five fat quarters of lovely dots in Saumur from Dotty Rose The dots are embossed. Great texture.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Thimbleberries Block of the Month

This is a big quilt. 80" wide and even longer the other way. Many of us from Caesarea Quilters made this quilt and Alice chose the pastel version. I chose the traditional and it needs to be finished for the Eisteddfod by the end of February. I wonder if Alice will bind her quilt for this year's Eisteddfod or next's?

Pattern: Thimbleberries Block of the Month
Thread: King Tut #403 Mummy's dearest by Superior Threads
Pantograph: Field of flowers

Friday, 3 February 2012

Farmer's Wife Friday is back

Farmer's Wife Friday is backafter a two month break, I have just finished another block. The closer I get to completing all the blocks, the more pieces and the longer it takes to make just one 6" block.

Having compared my block to the picture in the book, I realise that the block is not symmetrical four ways, just two ways. Never mind, I prefer my version. I have now completed 83 blocks with 28 to go. I can't believe I haven't made 64 Peace & Plenty yet so that will be my next block.