We are now finishing the second week of the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew-Along guided by Angie of Gnome Angel. So far, I’m doing fairly well. I’m keeping up (mostly), and having a good time.
I took my blocks outside to play, just the other day:
So far, I really like where this is going. Though it can be difficult to choose fabrics that will end up going well together once the whole thing is done. Now, I forgot to take good pictures of “Becky,” so I’ll get her back out later. But for now, here is block #16, “Bonnie”:
As well as block #8, “Aunt”:
“Aunt” gave me quite a lot of trouble. I hadn’t gotten my templates yet, so I was following the rotary directions. The center motif is a little off, but I finally decided to live with it for now.
The last block of this batch is #14, “Betty”:
“Betty” was my first block with the template. I unpicked and resewed about 6 times. Finally I decided that I wasn’t going to get overly upset about the missing points on the red triangle and just to let it go. This is a learning experience for me – and these blocks are VERY small and unforgiving.
If you’re part of the sew-along, I hope you’re enjoying it. If it’s something that looks like fun to you, go check out Angie’s blog. It’s not too late to join in!
Stay tuned for an antiquing trip to Marshall, MI, some vintage goodies, and more Barn Quilts later this week.