Monday, August 8, 2011

farmers wife blues

It feels like its been eons since I've posted anything, and well, its because I just haven't had anything to show.  We had a family wedding this weekend, which many days last week were spent baking cookies, and attending various wedding related functions.  In case you were wondering, the wedding was wonderful, and the bride loved the double wedding ring quilt I made for them!  The happy couple is now off to Mexico, and I am back down in my sewing room.

I was jonesing for something quick-ish and relatively simple to "finish", and turned to the next two blocks in the Farmers Wife Quilt Along.  Apparently I was feeling quite bluesy when I choose my fabrics for this weeks blocks, but I'm quite happy with both.

FW Block #22 Corn & Beans 2
Block #22 Corn & Beans

Holy.  Triangles.  44 triangle to be exact.  All pieced into a finished block measuring 6 1/2" square.  That's a lot of teeny tiny triangles.  This block actually pieced together a lot easier than I was anticipating. Aside from a few of those small light blue triangles, the points matched up quite nicely, and for the ones that didn't, I'm ok with it.  I figure it adds character.  The grey is Alexander Henry Heath in Metal, the darker blue is Amy Butler Daisy Chain and the light blue is Monaco by Dena for Freespirit.  

FW Block # 23 Country Farm
Block #23 Country Farm

I think this block is one of my favorites so far.  It was an easier one to piece together (easier as in much less than 44 triangles!), so that was nice, and everything just matched up with nice perfect points, which was a bonus, as that doesn't happen often!  I sort of haphazardly pulled out these fabrics, and was quite pleased with how well they look together.  There is some Picnics and Fairgrounds by Denyse Schmidt, Central Park, a Freespirit fabric and the grey is a print I picked up on my local MQG's shop hop a few months back.  

All in all a good, yet "blue" Farmers Wife week!  Here are all of my blocks so far:

Farmers Wife Blocks 1-23

In peeking ahead, there are many many more teeny tiny triangles in my immediate farmers wife future, more to come next week!


  1. Your DWR quilt is gorgeous! And your farmers wife blocks look great, I don't think I would have the patience for piecing that tiny!

  2. Your quilt is coming along beautifully, I can't wait to see it all finished!

  3. Looking gorgeous! I have both of those grey prints in my stash. :)

  4. Those teeny, tiny triangles are just too scary!

  5. Ha ha, I just finished my Corn and Beans block tonight. Let's just say corn and beans are not going to be on the menu for the next few days. : ) Your blocks are gorgeous! Great job matching up those points, I found it challenging.

  6. I think your blocks look super fab, Jess, especially your Corn & Beans block! I really love the fabrics you used, and I'm all for blues and grays :)

  7. beautiful work, very nice the combination of fabrics