June 23, 2011

week four - farmer's wife quilt-along

I am now caught up with the rest of the group on this project. I have to say, these blocks are a bit addictive. After working feverishly for a few days to catch up, it was a bit of a let down to not keep working at that same pace. I will have to keep reminding myself that this quilt will be a marathon, not a sprint. With 103 more blocks to complete, it will be this time next year before I am reaching the finish line.

Block 7 - Birds in the Air

I am still not pleased with this block, but after multiple attempts, I finished with what I had in the interest of checking it off my list. I'm sure I will go back and re-do this one, but I simply could not spend one. more. minute. on this block the other day. 1" finished half-square triangles are no fun - just sayin'!

Block 8 - Bouquet

I probably should have put this block off until another day after all the frustrations I had with block seven. But, I didn't. Therefore, I spent a considerable amount of time unsewing for this block. This is not a fun task when you are paper piecing. Anywhoo, despite the trials and tribulations, I am pleased with how this one turned out. There is one point that doesn't match, but guess what... I. don't. care. I'm calling this one done and checking it off my list!

I'm thankful that blocks 9 & 10 look to be fairly simple and straightforward. Come back next Thursday to see whether that theory holds true.


  1. It will be an amazing finished product next year! Love!

  2. I love that block - the fabric with the writing is de vine.

  3. I got frustrated with Birds in the Air, too. Those triangles are killer! Yours looks great!


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