My ode to six inch traditional blocks

In a month full of new experiences and anxieties in my family life,

farmer's wife sampler, block 54

the Farmer's Wife blocks are pure sewing perfection.

farmer's wife sampler, block 52

I picked out 40 fabric combinations three months ago and cut most of the pieces.

farmer's wife sampler, block 24

So, now I just put things together.

farmer's wife sampler, block 5

No decisions to make.

farmer's wife sampler, block 15

No designs to ponder.

farmer's wife sampler, block 94

Just HST's, QST's, nesting seams, templates, lots of starch, press seams to the right, to the left, press open, trim to square, etc.

farmer's wife sampler, block 77

Then step back and admire the simple pleasure of a 6" traditional block design.

farmer's wife sampler, block 18

What a feeling of accomplishment in these unsettled days.


Cassie said...

Your blocks are absolutely lovely! I think country path might be my favorite, but they are all great! I'm glad they are giving you a bit of calm in life's current storm.

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

Your blocks are looking gorgeous, and that making them is therapeutic is an added bonus! Keep it up, these are such a treat to see!

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

Your blocks are looking gorgeous, and that making them is therapeutic is an added bonus! Keep it up, these are such a treat to see!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

your blocks look beautiful, melinda! wishing the best for you :)

Lily Boot said...

so glad the farmer's wife is working her soothing magic. And I think I might have mentioned this before but your colour choices are GORGEOUS! This is going to be the freshest, most glorious, breeze catching, sun sparkling Farmer's Wife Quilt ever :-)

Freddie said...

Love your FW blocks. I really look forward to seeing it when it's finished.

Unknown said...

Oh wow! Your blocks are just gorgeous! I'm battling with buzzard's roost right now. I've stepped away for a few days...maybe I'll get back to it now that I'm inspired from yours!

Lindsey said...

Wow, wow, wow!!!
Quilty gorgeousness.

Karen said...

I love the pretty! I mean, they are all pretty, but that one is my favorite out of this batch :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

They're gorgeous! Cutting all the pieces out must have been a right pain at the time but you're reaping the rewards now!! Take care x

melissa said...

oh my dear, these blocks are completely amazing!
i am so glad that you're finding comfort in crafting during all the upheaval in your family life. sending you lots of hugs.

and that last block is so completely amazing i don't even have words to describe how amazing it is.
it's *that* amazing.

Ginette said...

Your blocks are just beautiful! How awesome that you had them all cut out and now you can find comfort and calm in putting them together... I think that is what quilting is all about... Take care!

Ashley Fessler said...

There is something so charming and fascinating about quilt blocks! My eyes are drawn to them like a kid in a candy store. They look great!

Ulli said...

your blocks are so sweet!!!

quirky granola girl said...

big thank you's to Freddie and Ashley! i wish i had a better way to get ahold of you to respond.

balu51 said...

Your blocks are amazing! And that's a big compliment from somebody who couldn't understand the Farmer's Wife Quilt frenzy.

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