Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Quilt-a-long Progress

Farmers Wife Blocks

I'm so enjoying working on these lovely little blocks, life does seem to be rather getting in the way though and I have still not caught up from joining in late. It is week 5 now and so 10 blocks should be complete. The great thing about this QAL is that you can go at your own pace, I do want to try to achieve 2 blocks a week though!

Here is the one block I have managed to make this week
Big Dipper, number 6

Here are all the blocks I have made so far
Please excuse the terrible photos, I must remember to try to get my photographs taken when its nice and sunny outside instead of trying to do it first or last thing when its all shadowy.
I just made this on BigHugeLabs after Lynne at Lily's Quilts told me how, thanks Lynne

I'm going to try to get caught up this week but with so many other projects that need some attention i'm not sure I will, oh well, must try harder!

You can do it, Skill Builder blocks

My fabric arrived and I have managed to catch up with this, luckily I was only 1 block behind so I quickly wipped up my log cabin and then completed my 2nd block, a value 9 patch.

 I'm really happy with how they have turned out. I knew I only wanted 3 solid fabrics for this quilt and I hummed and hahhed about whether it would work or whether I would need more fabrics, well so far so good, hopefully I will be aright for the other blocks. I do like how clean and modern these are looking.


Lizbeth Brown said...

Love your Skill Builder blocks! I considered using three or four solids for the whole quilt, but I had fallen behind so today I sat down and just used what I already had. I love that pomegranate color; I want to paint my house with it.

Nicky said...

pretty in pink! love it!

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful FWQA blocks! Do you do them all with paper foundation piecing or templates?

Leanne said...

Lovely blocks, I love the FW colours you are using.

Canadian Abroad said...

Great fabric choices. The blocks show up so well with them.

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I'm loving your blocks! I'm playing catch up too. I'm planning to get started on that skill builder sampler next week.