I was encouraged by Jennifer to share all of the blocks I made last week. I guess it was a little silly to claim to be on a bender and then hold back some of my crafty craziness. I'm also sharing a few frank comments about the blocks as I go.
Four winds has sooooo many HST's but soooo worth it in the end.
I wanted the red key fabric to stand out on this block. I don't think I was successful, but I do like the overall effect of the tiny diamond DS fabric and the diamonds in the block design.
I may redo peace & plenty. The blue ribbon flowers is a favorite fabric and I don't think this block does it justice.
This one seems a little jumbled with all of the prints, but I'm not touching it. I love every square inch just as it is.
The point in the center of this spider web was wicked hard to get right. But, I used my trusty seam ripper and straightened things out with some hand stitching.
This corn & beans block was a thorn in my side. I finally finished it but those gaps in between the triangles may still merit some work. Although, this block was so difficult that I may never be brave enough to tackle it a second time.
I adore this one. The color and tone contrast may be low but I love these two fabrics together.
I don't want to talk about how much I had to unpick on this block. Let's just say that the one of the downsides of the Farmer's Wife book is the lack of instructions for sewing the blocks. And parallelograms seem to be my downfall.
I paper pieced the quarters of this block. Even though I had to redo one quarter of it, this block ended up much faster than I initially expected.
This block is SO stiff with starch! I didn't want a repeat of the corn & beans block fiasco.
When I saw the pattern for the bouquet block in the book, I thought I'd skip it. But I love the goofy fabrics I picked so much that this block may be one of my new favorites.
The rest of the truth is that I'm not showing you how badly I goofed up two other blocks. You'll just have to be patient until I take more quality time with my seam ripper.