Friday, April 20, 2012

Farmer's Wife Friday

Whew!  It's Friday again ... already ... its been a wild week with lots of to-dos!  Did you have a busy week too?  I am certainly thankful for the weekend.  :-)

Despite the busy week, I do have a Farmer's Wife Friday update for you all.  Well, sort of.  ;-) I finished up my blocks for the 4x5 Modern Block Swap on Flickr last weekend and I ended up using a Farmer's Wife block for my inspiration. 

I decided to give the #54 Kitchen Woodbox a whirl.  Easy enough (no Y-seams or crazy angles) and I could figure it out without the paper piecing.  I made mine a little bigger - starting with a 3.5" unfinished square for the center.  This gave me a 9" block which I added a 1.5" border to so that it would be 12" when added to my fellow swappers' quilts.

I really love this one with the Half Moon Modern Scissors and aqua and green combo.

Then the all red and white (gotta love Ruby) turned out fun too.

I, of course, love pink and green.  So this might be my favorite just because.

The blue and gray turned out nice as well.  A little less in-your-face girly from the pink and green one above.

And finally a red and green with gray version ... this would be fun for a Christmas quilt, I think!

This was a fun block and they came together quite quickly.  Fussy cutting the centers would be fun to do with this block as well.  I hope my fellow bees will enjoy the blocks I made for them.  :-)

I hope to make some more FW blocks this weekend. Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Sewing!  :-)


  1. So cute! Love that red, green & gray one!

  2. The Half-moon and ruby blocks are fantastic! I love the range of prints and colors you used on all of these. :) What a great block.

  3. Your blocks are just so sweet! I like the old patterns used with the new fabrics! Really neat!


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