20 February 2014

Farmers Wife Quilt Update

Oh how I forgot how much I love working on my Farmer's Wife Quilt. I cracked on with 12 new blocks over the weekend and had a blast! but yikes, did I forget how labour intensive they were!? These pretty 6" blocks may look relatively easy peasy to some, but not me :/ I'm finding some of them quite the challenge! Especially the one's with flying geese units, I'm avoiding those blocks at all costs now… 

An enjoyable challenge, but a challenge nonetheless. I think my general piecing accuracy has definitely improved over time so I'm looking back at older blocks and thinking "what?!". I'm also finding that since it's taking an age to complete my taste is changing as well, so I may need to update some blocks, oops! I'm also in a quandary about adding solid white to some blocks, until now I had only used patterned fabric? Now I'm undecided.


I've been making the blocks in sets of four at a time and chain piecing as much as possible - following Camille Roskelley's FWQ tips. She recommends doing them six at a time but I don't think I have a workspace that allows me that so I can get into a bit of a muddle doing it that way.  


How's your #fwqal going?

PS. apologies to some of my lovely readers who are kind enough to leave comments but I haven't got back to you! A lot of comments are not being fed back to my email account so I haven't been able to reply, agh.. blogger can be a nuisance. Oh, and you may notice a picture of MEEE! on the blog now, I know? what was I thinking!? but I figured it was high time to have a permanent photo of my on here - like every blogger. I've been meaning to do it for years but I never have photo's of myself, and I had to take one of myself the other day for a publication so I figured I would post it here too! Maybe the fwq blocks may distract you anyway ;) xo

19 comments:

  1. I'm happy to see your photo. It's nice to see who you are. Thanks for the update on your FWQ. I plan to make one, someday. I appreciate the link to Camille Roskelley's FWQ tips.
    Thank you!
    Dawn

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  2. Oh how fun to see these blocks made with totally different fabrics I have seen been before! Just found your blog and shop. Now I know where to look when I need small floral prints :)

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  3. Your blocks are so pretty! And your photography skills are awesome! Nice to see your pic, too!

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  4. The blocks are coming along wonderfully! With a long term project, there's always the chance that your taste will expand as the project goes along. Your FWQ will be a representation of your journey if you choose to follow your ever expanding choices of prints and solids, colors and hues.

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  5. Your blocks look beautiful in the reproduction prints! I just started my FW blocks last weekend. It became quite an obsession and I have 24 blocks done. I'm adding solid white to almost all the blocks. Yes, many of them are quite challenging! I had to completely remake a block.

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  6. for a PUBLICATION !!! ??? are you getting famous? writing a book ? in the papers ? on the oscars red carpet ? spill the beans please.
    and then, are you enjoying the new house of cards ? i have avidly swallowed it all down in one greedy week, great telly !
    and again, where did you get those neat little templates ? do you sell them ? have i not combed your site thoroughly enough ?
    lovely post with your usual lush photos.
    susan x

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  7. I love your pic, I need to update mine!
    Your farmers wife blocks are really well balanced, you must be chuffed xx

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  8. These are just delicious Jessie, really lovely. I think these FW blocks in these sorts of fabrics are my favourite quilty blocks, love the fabrics together.

    S x

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  9. Sweet pic, lovely blocks; I may let my Wives out of their box again one day, or start a whole new bunch... maybe x

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  10. They all look so pretty! I think you can combine your new and old tastes in the same quilt, and a little white as well, since it's quite a scrappy design anyway. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your blocks. :-)

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  11. These are so pretty... and spring-like!

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  12. Great blocks and i love you fabric choice!

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  13. Hi, I just found your blog through the FW flickr group. I am also making the blocks. I just love yours! Your color palette is just beautiful. I am now following you on Feedly.

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  14. I just adore your blocks! Such lovely fabrics! I'm almost finished my Farmers Wife, just a couple shy of 100! So much fun, but indeed, time consuming :)

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
I love reading each and every one. I try and respond to questions in the comments so other readers can see as well. Best wishes, Jessie