Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Farmer's Wife QAL - Weeks Two and Three

I'm getting caught up on my blocks for the Farmer's Wife Quilt-A-Long! Technically we're on week four now and I've got all my blocks up to week three finished (that's blocks 1-6); I'll more than likely work on the blocks for this week while Alex is playing Ultimate (that's Ultimate Frisbee - he's in a league) tonight.So here's my progress so far:


Blocks three and four for week two! They're actually reversed in this picture - the basket is block three. I haven't put the handle on my basket yet because I was to practice my reverse applique skills a little before I do it - if that doesn't work out I'll use the template for machine applique.

Blocks five and six for week three. I'm finding it a little difficult to use the DS Quilts collection in each of my blocks because there are some favourite scraps that I want to use in my blocks that just do not look good with the DS Quilts so I'm contemplating adding in another collection to use as a base too - right now I'm thinking either Prince Charming or Meadowsweet. What do you guys think?

Here are the fabrics I used for these guys:


Basket:
DS Quilts
Prospect Park by Kitty Yoshida


Basket Weave:
DS Quilts
Prospect Park by Kitty Yoshida
Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry


Bat Wing:
DS Quilts
Aviary by Joel Dewberry


Big Dipper:
DS Quilts
Parisville by Tula Pink

And just a little update for you all on what's going on with Canada Post: yes, we are still without mail service but the government had proposed back-to-work legislation which could pass as early as Thursday. This means that we could have mail service again very soon - hurray! I for one will be very happy when the post gets back up and running!

4 comments:

  1. Great start Kaye! Are you doing them in order?

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  2. They're really pretty, Kaye! :)

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  3. Look good Kaye :o) I finally caught up and just need to sew week four blocks.

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  4. They look fab! I got thoroughly carried away this week and made 5 blocks, but I suspect I might get less productive in the coming weeks.

    Hope postal strike is resolved soon! I'd hate for your Liberty fabrics to be delayed when they cross the pond :)

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