Busy with the farmer

I took three weeks off of the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-long.  I needed a break to work on some other projects.   Then, in the last week I have caught up and then some.  I'm having a blast coming up with fabric combinations and using some of my favorite fabrics that I've been hoarding for a special occasion.  I'm also really enjoying making different blocks every time.  Oh!  And it turns out that I like figuring out the math in order to rotary cut the pieces.  Who knew? 

farmer's wife sampler, block 70

farmer's wife sampler, block 48

farmer's wife sampler, block 76

farmer's wife sampler, block 41

farmer's wife sampler, block 31

farmer's wife sampler, block 93

farmer's wife sampler, block 92

farmer's wife sampler, block 69

farmer's wife sampler, block 81

farmer's wife sampler, block 84

My very favorite block so far is the Swallow block. I love the fabrics, the contrast, the asymmetry. A close second is the Sawtooth block.

Have you fallen under the spell of any of your craft projects? I'd love to hear about it :)


Susan Jonsson said...

Love your blocks. Your swallow block is my favorite too. Can you tell me what fabric line your used for the background? I am very inspired by your fabric choices....Maybe I will give these a try too?


melissa said...

i especially love the chickens and the mermaids. (but they're all lovely, and i know i said this already, but man-oh-man do they all look good together!)

lily boot said...

totally agree. Sawtooth is gorgeous - what a pink. And the swallow is beautiful - the intense orange and crisp white and blue are lip smacking. I do find your patchwork so inspiring Melinda! You grow my "really want to make" list every week!

Carmen said...

Lovely blocks! I just got the book but so far I've only been reading the letters and joined the flickr group... not sure if I'm ready to jump in yet. I love the mermaids on your Sawtooth block, but my favorite is the Friendship Star... LOVE that cursive alphabet fabric!

Anonymous said...

I love all your fabric choices! Especially the Friendship Star :) And the Sawtooth too. I love mermaids.

Kate S. said...

Wow, I love how these are coming together, awesome fabric choices!!

Angela {fussycut} said...

Every single block is gorgeous! I think those are my favorites, too :)

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

These are looking *amazing*! I love the way you're combining fabrics, and the blocks all look wonderful together too (I commented on your big group shot in flickr). Yummy! I have to get back on the stick/spade and make some more blocks :)

Katherine said...

is it reading too much in to say about the sawtooth that it works so well in my mind because of the paradox presented by farmer's wife meets mermaid?

Patchwork notes said...

I love your blocks!

Amanda Jean said...

Your blocks are lovely! I think my fav of this batch is the snowball. They play so well with each other!
Lovely fabric choices. :)

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

Beautiful! I really want to get back to my FW blocks...I had made so many during the first 6 weeks or so, and then dropped off as I got busy with work :( You're inspiring me to out aside some time to return to this project!! Thanks

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