04 November 2015

Farmers Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt 4

The number of blocks is growing steadily, with taking time at the weekend for making one block here 
This is #24 Coral, with its off centre square in a star.  As with earlier blocks that I've made I've been able to work out the measurements of the block pieces to rotary cut and machine piece.  It came together very quickly. I did play around with other plains, but this dark green works well with the print.

I did a bit more sewing on Monday evening to make 2 more blocks

This is #78 Old Maid, the classic Old Maid's Puzzle block. There are 2 shapes in this, larger and smaller right angle triangles. I printed out the templates and used a two in one 90 degree ruler to cut the shapes accurately from 2" wide strips. I picked out the blue flower when deciding the plain cornflower blue contrast. Really goes well.

Being on a roll this evening I went for another block
This is #14 Betty, another simple block of squares and half square triangles and apologies for the not so brilliant photo, I tried hard to get the light right, but not always possible, especially in the evenings, but the background black wasn't a good move. I will probably use the mini design board as a background as the black was too stark.

I will add this post to the Farmers Wife 1930s page at the top of my blog, where you will find links to my previous posts.  If you are on Instagram have a look at #fw1930squilt set up by Kerry Green, who is also running the Sew Along. Just click on the link to the side of my blog, all the info is there

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