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.