Farmer’s wife update

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.



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#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.

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#19 – This may be my favorite of this bunch.



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#20 – I love the color combination in this one.


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#22- I made a bunch of mistakes trying to assemble this one as I was rather distracted, but I like the end result.

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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.