When I was making my Farmer's Wife blocks, I would cut the fabric for a number of blocks for a week or more, and then I'd sit down and sew a few at a time. One night I managed to sew the pieces of one block wrong and (I think) I invented a new block. It seems about time to share a tutorial for it.
This tutorial will make a 6" finished Farming Duo block.
- Choose 3 fabrics for your block. Cut (four) 2 x 3½" rectangles of two fabrics and (four) 2 x 2" squares of the third fabric and one of the first two fabrics.
- Draw a corner to corner line on the back of all of the 2 x 2" squares.
- Arrange the rectangles in an alternating pattern.
- Arrange the squares on the rectangles (right side to right side) with the drawn lines making a diamond shape in the center of 4 rectangles.
- Pin all of the square-rectangle pairs.
- Sew directly on the diagonal lines.
- Trim a 1/4" away from the sewn diagonal seams.
- Press seams.
- Match rectangles in pairs and sew. Then sew two pairs together, and lastly, sew the final center seam.
- Press all seams and trim the final block to 6½".
I hope you like it!
Please let me know if you make a block with this tutorial. I'd love to see it.