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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Farmer's Wife QAL Block 6, 7, and 8

It's back and in full swing. I reexamine the fabrics I was using. I don't have much of a stash to pull from for the blocks. It seemed like they were all over the place. So, I chose some Moda fabrics about a month ago. I remade the blocks I had. Now, here we are again!  If you have some Farmer's Wife blocks, link it up, at the bottom of this post. I would love to see them.
 


  Block 6 Big Dipper
 
 
Block 7 Birds in the Air
 

 
I made all my small squares first. Then, I started building from there.

 
I put all the little triangles. Then, start building each section.

 
 

 
Then, I get my four small squares.


Formed my rows.
 
 
 
              Block 8 Bouquet
 
I love this block!! It's my favorite one so far. Cute as can be, and the text fabric is awesome!

 
 
I made the left side of the flower. I started the right side here at the top right. I sewed those together.

I sewed on the top triangle here. Make sure that you know where you are going to sew. I accidentally sewed this on the wrong side. It wasn't much to take apart, but it happens.
                             Next, I took the orange and white print and sewed those together on each side.

 
I am sewing the diamond shapes together.
 Now, I am adding the base triangle. This will turn it into a square. This one is kind of heavy on the piecing.
 
 
 
 
Sewed my triangles into a square that were in the bottom right corner. Then, attached it to the rectangular side piece.

 
I sewed the bottom rectangle on first.


 That left the final seam on the right.

 
 

 
This is my fav block. If you made it this far. :) I love pics, and the book doesn't really show the piecing. I guess, you could figure it out on your own like I did, but pics are awesome!
 
Linking up with Lee
 
 
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 

Link it up your Farmer's Wife Blocks here :)

 An InLinkz Link-up

 
 I would love to see them. Blog at ya later.

14 comments:

  1. These are beautiful blocks Yvonne. Love the fabrics! That printed fabric is special too! Thanks for stopping by the blog... Karen

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my little blog and leaving a nice comment too.

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  2. Oh, I love seeing FW blocks! They make me so happy! I'm with you, the bouquet is super cute!

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    1. Thanks, They are a little more intense than I thought they would be, but they make me happy too.

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  3. Love all the Farmer Wife blocks and quilts I see on line and your are no exception. As much as I love them it seems like such a huge commitment so I will be content with admiring yours and not start my own.

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    1. It really is a huge commitment. I am going to try and stay on track and do them little by little. You can see my stray threads here too. :)

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  4. So beautiful! I agree with you...the bouquet block is awesome. Love the color choices and the text fabric.

    A friend in my Quilt Guild brought her Farmer Wife blocks for show and tell this past meeting. I think I need to jump on this bandwagon.

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    1. I hope you do jump on the band wagon. There's so many quilts I want to make on the wish list. I waited a year, and I couldn't take it anymore. I had to get the book and do it. Come back anytime and link up. :)

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  5. Beautiful! The birds in the air block looks intimidating, but wow you did great!! I have to agree the bouquet block is beautiful!

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  6. I'm enjoying the Farmer's Wife series from afar - not making them personally, but I sure do love seeing all of the little blocks others are making. Super job on these! They are fascinating, and I liked seeing the steps involved.

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    1. Thanks, these little blocks are full of piecing, and they are fun.

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  7. your blocks are lovely! it's always so much fun to see the different interpretations of farmers wife blocks!

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    1. Thank you. I love seeing them all too, and it was so inspiring. I jumped on board.

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