Farmer’s Wife Quilt Blocks 9 through 15

I’m really on a roll with the Farmer’s Wife Quilt lately.  I’ve just been having so much fun piecing together the blocks.  I’ve been doing one block per day and plan to continue through the weekend after Thanksgiving.  Then we’ll assign people for our family gift-exchange, and I’ll make a quilt or two for Christmas.  (If I do more than one, they will likely be whole-cloth quilts or something extremely simple.  We’ll see.)  For now, though, I’m loving the Farmer’s Wife.

Block #9: Box

This one was easy and fun to make.  I love the way it turned out.

Block #10: Bowtie

This one was easy also.  It actually does kind of look like a bowtie, right?

Block #11: Broken Dishes

I think the size of the triangles on this one is basically as small as I can go and still do a reasonable job lining up points and so forth.  Smaller than this, and things start to go awry.  (See Birds in the Air from my last post.)

Block #12: Broken Sugar Bowl

The photo is a little wonky, but it turned out well enough.

Block #13: Buckwheat

Lucky number 13.  I was on the fence about the colors for this one.  Heck, I’m on the fence with every block, but I went back and forth a bit more than usual with this one.  I was worried the two shades of salmon were too similar, but I like the way it looks in the end.

Block #14: Butterfly at the Crossroads

I love the name of this block.  It really fits the design.  I can see making a whole quilt just out of this block if it wouldn’t be way too much work.

Block #15: Buzzard’s Roost

The photo for this one came out a bit blurry, but you get the gist.  I forgot the four green triangles in the center strip at the top and bottom initially and had the block all sewn up when I noticed my mistake.  My repair job is less than perfect, but as always, I doubt it’ll be very noticeable when it’s part of a whole quilt.

My sewing area set up for Farmer’s Wife – organized chaos.

Note the nursing pad, baby ring, and of course pewter model of a flutist.  How could I sew without that?