I'm so glad Amanda and Angela started such a fun quilt-along.
Basically if you want to join this QAL, buy this awesome book,
'The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt" that has 111 block patterns,
and make two blocks a week on your pace. Even if you are not into
traditional quilts making, I promise you'll find this book
very inspirational. All 111 blocks are pretty simple with an
exception of a few. Not bad. I am already loving this QAL
partly because I enjoy making a different block at a time
rater than making the same blocks repeatedly so that I am
learning each time I make a block. So fun!
I decided to make blocks in order, so here is my take
on No.1 block pattern in the book. Considering how
simple this block is, I struggled a quite bit. I thought
I can calculate measurements in the head so I didn't
care to use templates on the CD enclosed in the book,
but after two attempts that resulted in failures, I
gave up and printed out the templates and finally
got it work. phew. See? I am learning!
Here is No.2. This was a lot simpler than the
first one, but I have to admit I still messed up
the first time. I really want to get better at
making traditional blocks.
I skipped No.3 block because it is a basket pattern
that has a curvy handle. You know how hard I try to
stay away from curvy seams. I'll come back to No.3
after getting better at making blocks. No.4 (above)
was the easiest of all.
So far all my blocks have been a combination of
the red solid + Heather Ross print + Suzuko Koseki
Print + other, not that I had planned it this way.
I'll go with this color range until I get tired of it.
Thanks for letting me share these blocks with you :)
Hope you are having a lovely Monday!