Archive for October, 2015

October 16th, 2015

Farmer’s Wife 1930’s – Week 2 & 3

by Julie Hirt

Farmers Wife  week 2 and 3

Back from vacation and caught up on my blocks.

Farmers Wife Belle 627handworks

The Belle was a little tricky with the Y seams, but I’m satisfied with it and any weirdness will quilt out. Right?

Farmers Wife Caroline 627handworks

Ugh. Puckery, bulky Caroline. So many little points for a 6″ block with the Caroline. Again – hoping it will quilt out.

Farmers Wife Betty 627handworks

The Betty may be my favorite.  One, I love the name and two, aqua and red will always be a favorite color combination.

Farmers Wife Coral 627handworks

I modified my Coral block.  Since these will be on point I didn’t like the little square off center (see below) in the original pattern.

Farmers Wife Coral Modified

I wonder if I’ll need to refer to the first book for a few of my blocks. I don’t believe there are any repeating patterns between the books and hoping some more traditional blocks are in the first book.

Farmers Wife Coral Modified 2

Modified foundation paper piecing. Easier than drawing up an entire block.

Farmes Wife Week 2 and 3

These are the colors I pulled for week 2 and 3.

I have quite a few projects I need to work on like a baby quilt, a Fat Quarter Shop project, quilting my Gypsy Wife and Orphan Block quilts… plus the fun things I end up making that distract me. Going to be a busy fall!



October 1st, 2015

Farmer’s Wife 1930’s – Week 1

by Julie Hirt

As impatient as I felt, this week came pretty quickly.  Here are my first three blocks.

Becky Aunt Bonnie 627handworks

I’ll be adding a couple extra blocks per week (in the future) so I have enough for the King size. I’ll get the extra block  patterns from the first Farmer’s Wife book because I don’t want any duplicates.

Farmers Wife Bonnie 627handworks

The Bonnie is my favorite of the three.  At least for now.

Farmers Wife Becky 627handworks

Farmers Wife Aunt 627handworks

I’ll be in Florida next week so I’m a little nervous about falling behind.  It’s early in the Sew Along so I’m still really excited – hopefully that keeps me in gear!

Here are the fabrics used in the first three blocks.  This post talks about the two Kona solid collections I’m using.  And I finally decided on the background color – Moda Bella Solids in Porcelain.  It’s a nice off white that isn’t too warm.

627handworks first 3 blocks

This is a year long sew along so there’s still plenty of time to join.  The book may be on back-order (demand was pretty crazy for a bit) but you can catch up!  Check out Gnome Angel for details.




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