Friday, 1 July 2011

Straying from the Farmer

Forgive me farmer for I have strayed.  I can only be good for so long without being tempted by another.  Before I joined the Farmer's wife quilt-a-long I ordered this book via Amazon and what a source of temptation it is.
 Now I know where all the quilt blocks come from.  This is not a 'how to' kind of book.  It groups the blocks according to their grid arrangement e.g. 9 patch and you sort out construction from there.  I can see how most blocks work but there are one a two that I am straining to get my head round. I am using this for a different project but there are some beauties that are creeping in to my Farmer's Market quilt.  I am not keen on basket designs and there are quite a few farmer baskets, so out they go and in come some from 5500 quilt block designs.
But firstly, before I wandered off the Farmer's path, block 40, Friendship.  
Fabrics: Suzuko Koseki in the middle, Kumiko Fujita red text.  Round the edge starting top clockwise: Little Apples (a lucky scrap from a swap!), V and A repro, 1974 dog tooth, Alexander Henry Orchard, scrap from my sister and Aussie Denyse print.
And from the interloper, another friendship block.  Fabrics clockwise from the centre: Yuwa labels, Sevenberry aqua flowers, vintage gingham, Sweetwater Authentic news print, FMF daisy dots and a vintage check floral
I am destashing- space is at a premium in this house- stuff is on Folksy as I guess it is UK and maybe European folks who may buy.  Mention you have come from here and have 10% refunded via Paypal!
And visit Lynne's at Lily's Quilt's for Sew Fresh Friday linky stuff and a Farmer's  style giveaway.
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11 comments:

  1. Oooh what a great book! Tempting oh so tempting. And as always your blocks are so awesome!!

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  2. Your blocks are so pretty and I can't wait til my book arrives:-)

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  3. Your blocks are just lovely!

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  4. Love your blocks, your fabric choices are beautiful again! Can't wait to see what other blocks you'll add.

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  5. I don't think you should feel so betraying. Think of it as introducing some new ideas to spice up your marriage to the Farmer. What Farmer wouldn't be grateful? Can't believe there's a book with 5500 blocks - how big would that sampler quilt have to be?!!! Great blocks and fabric as always, Kerry!

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  6. Really fun blocks! I also have the block book and it has an amazing wealth of info. I found it useful to have on hand for the FQ - especially understanding calculating piece sizes using a grid.

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  7. Love your fabric combos and your fussy cutting! Plus you were clever enough to remember the blocks will be on point, I forgot that with my first fussy cut block!

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  8. Lovely blocks - great fussy cutting!

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  9. Love your blocks and fabric! I can see why that book would be a temptation.

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  10. I adore your little blocks! I just love all your work! You're also becoming my new book source! I absolutely want this one, too! :)

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  11. Looks like the book is a must to have! I'll have to see if there is a book like that in Japan. If not, I'll have to get it from amazon :)Your pillow case really got me into a traditional blocks mood!
    Love your FW blocks! They are all so 'you' and fun to look at

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