The farm and I have been away from each other for a week or two now, so I was very happy to spend some quality time working on a few blocks this weekend.
Block # 24 Country Path
This week, I took a hint from twin fibers who pointed me in the direction of paper piecing templates for all of the Farmers Wife blocks. I had seen Lee mention this in her FW post last week. On Yahoo there is a Farmers Wife Sampler group that has the templates for all the Farmers Wife blocks, so I decided why not give it a try!
Now, I don't know that I will piece all the blocks this way, but for this weeks blocks, I'm a huge huge fan. Don't compare this block too closely to the block in the book, because I messed up the color order! It took until about half way through block #26 before I got the hang of the whole mirror image thing with paper piecing. I'm still happy with this block, so I'm not going to change it.
Block #25 Cups and Saucers
I don't know what it is about this block, but I just really like it. Again, I paper pieced this block, with no worries about the mirror image thing, as its the same frontwards as it is backwards. I used some Amy Butler Love fabric that I received from the lovely DeeRoo G in the DQS 11, and some American Jane pin dot fabric I picked up from my LQS for $5 a yard!
Block #26 Cut Glass Dish
Again, don't compare this block to the book, because its not the same either! My triangles are pointing in the wrong direction. I think as I was piecing tiny minuscule triangle 40 our of 48 that I figured out if I turn the paper over and plan where my colors should go, magically things work out better! D'Oh. I was really happy with how this block turned out though. I used some Riley Blake and Alexander Henry Heath in Metal, and some random fabric I had laying around from Joanns.
Again, I don't think I will paper piece all the blocks from here out, but you can bet when I come across these 90 bazillion tiny triangles I will be heading towards the paper piecing templates. Not in a million years could I have gotten all those points to line up just so piecing them regularly.
Here are blocks 1-26. Almost 1/4 of the way done!! That's exciting and very very intimidating at the same time, as there's a whole lotta blocks left to make!