I have started my Farmer's Wife blocks and what betther than to start a new project than a bit of admin. I designed a simple spreadsheet to keep a progress on my blocks and templates and any of you are welcome to Click here for Google Docs so you can use it too!
I haven't had much experience of using templates before and after a bit of hit and miss cutting I found the easiest way has been to copy all the squares templates into one file and then print out, and then do the same for triangles and rectangles. I am measuring each square/rectangle so I have a reference of the cutting size. Many of the triangles will go onto template plastic as they get used a lot. I will print the more unusual shapes onto freezer paper as these are not in many of the blocks- so a bit of a mix. Now the blocks. I am going where my fancy takes me so I started with Number 1 Attic Window
I have no specific colour scheme in mind but I am trying to include as many of my favourites as I possibly can. I do my usual fabric pull and then see how they look next to each other and keep getting out/putting bakc until I am happy. Sometimes a quick process and sometimes not but this is where I like to spend a bit of time getting it right. Above includes some Sukuko Koseki- calligraphy, Kumiko Fujita-text, Urban Chiks 1974 aqua, Sharon Kessler- black/cream
This block is Number 39 Friendship
I already knew that I wanted these fabrics and this is a perfect block for fabrics that I only have the tiniest scraps of- Flea Market fancy vines for example. The red is from Sherbert Pips (Moda), daisies are by Suzuko Koseki, rulers are Kumiko Fujita, text is Michael Miller's Dick and Jane Sentence Structure print. The blocks are quite small, around 6.5" which I like. I don't know how many I will do, I am doing this as a long term relaxing type project without deadline and I am hoping the end quilt will be a homage to all my favourite prints.
Have a great weekend :)