When I hurt my back again last Friday I was facing a weekend of restricted movement and lots of lying on my back. It turns out there's only so much internet surfing you can do before madness begins to set in, so I turned to my started in mid-January but utterly ignored ever since then project - Farmer's Wife Blocks!! I'm paper piecing them as a slow-as-you-like evening and travel project over the next year (at least, I reckon).
First up is the only one I had already completed!
|Autumn Tints in The Sweetest Thing by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake|
I decided that I would make the first five blocks exclusively from the five charm packs I have set aside for this quilt. The white solid in there is Kona Snow.
|Attic Window in Flutter by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake|
|Basket Weave in Odds and Ends by Julie Comstock for Moda|
I wasn't sure how all these charm packs would play together, but I'm starting to feel better about it. Even though I have yet to mix them in the one block. I am actually a bit surprised at how much I like these blocks all together, you'll see I'm putting a joint picture in at the end! But first:
|Basket in Hello Luscious by BasicGrey for Moda|
|Bat Wing in California Girl by Fig Tree for Moda|
|Big Dipper, not a mix, but I have separated out all the charm packs into their colours so I no longer no for sure!|
Here they all are together. I decided to try out this alternating on point and square layout after seeing this quilt yesterday by Bella Lou - it's stunning!!
|The pretties - totally motivating me to keep going :)|
Finally, Robert (our postman) dropped these in my door as I was writing this and I just had to share! I bought the Blossom Heart Quilts Japanese Bundle Club for February and it just arrived!!! The second link will bring you to the March bundle club page - I think I'll have to get that one too :)
|The theme this month was Sewing!!|
Ok, that's it! I'm off to settle my US taxes (also brought today by Robert) and to tackle those forty triangles, or in reality, I'm off to buy the March Japanese Bundle from Alyce and to pet my new Japanese sewing fabrics :)
Hope you all have a good Wednesday!