Having finished up my sister’s quilt, which I was not thrilled with but will get around to posting about one of these days, I’m back to the Farmer’s Wife.
I’m not sure if I posted this picture before, but my farmer’s wife setup was a mess. I finally decided to get organized, and it’s made a big difference. Now, I cut the pieces needed for each block before I start piecing, and I have on my desk only what’s absolutely required – a few pieces of fabric, the book, rotary cutter, a couple pairs of scissors. Oh, and the wonder clips I got for Christmas which have been super useful for sewing paper-pieced sections together.
#17 – This one came out very wonky as I realized halfway through that the paper-piecing instructions I’d downloaded required Y-seams. I ripped it apart and re-made it using the *other* paper-piecing instructions. I may have to re-make it. We’ll see. But I like the colors.
#19 – This may be my favorite of this bunch.
#20 – I love the color combination in this one.
#22- I made a bunch of mistakes trying to assemble this one as I was rather distracted, but I like the end result.
I’m planning to pause when I’ve finished thirty blocks and begin putting the sashing fabric on. It’s going to be a bit tedious, and I’m not sure it makes sense to put it all off until the end.