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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Farmer's Wife block with a difference.

The combination of these blocks was just not working for me, so with seam ripper put to good use I have come up with this. Not sure what the Farmer's Wife would make of it but I was never going to produce the full quilt anyway.

Whether or not I get around to to doing something like this with every block I make only time will tell, and I do plan on completing more blocks in other colours. This is reminiscent of of this and this and it is a style that is more me.
Question now is, am I brave enough to put this up on the Farmer's Wife flickr group?

And because it is very hard to see a mainly white quilt on a white wall, here is another shot of it taken on a rare moment when I could get outside.
Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Happy Scrappy Girly

Couldn't really think of a better name for this quilt but it does what it says on the tin.
It is Scrappy, using up some old fabrics that have been hanging around a while along with some pieces left over from my dyeing days, when it was all still very new to me, and some odd squares from other projects. There is even some re-cycled denim in it.

It is Happy because the colour scheme dictates that it is, and it grew fast so I was happy making it.

And it is Girly because that's what I had in mind when putting it together.

How did she get such straight quilting lines? I hear you ask.

Here's how; from following the lines on the backing fabric.
The whole quilt actually came about because of this piece of fabric. It was originally purchased to make a dress for my then toddler daughter, but never used because it was too heavy to be worn in the hot climate we were in at the time. I have looked at it time and time again over the years but could never bring myself to cut into it. I finally realised that it was perfect for backing. I quilted down every other blue line using my walking foot. I am sure I am not the first person to have thought of this but I feel quite pleased with myself for having figured it out. I will be on the look out for more stripy backing fabrics.
Apologies for the over exposed quality of these photos but we have had some unexpected sunshine here this morning.There are more shots here.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Contrary Wife

No 21 Contrary Wife  No 84 Spool  No 16  Calico Puzzle

Here are another three F.W. blocks that I don't think I have shared with you. That brings the grand total to nine.
Oh Dear!
I am not really a Contrary Wife, although I don't know if my husband would agree. I didn't want to write Farmer's Wife in the title again and I liked the sound of it.

I have stitched them together to make a small wallhanging but I am not sure about it. It either needs another three to add another row, or I need to unpick the sashing and have another think.

What are your thoughts?