Monday, 4 January 2016

Farmer's Wife QAL blocks 31 and 32, Eva and Fanny

Back from the Christmas break and it's week 16 in the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along and time for blocks 31 and 32.  Here's Eva, block 31 (p.190, letter p.40):

Fabric credits:

I pre-cut all the block pieces using my usual generous rotary cutting measurements for foundation paper piecing.  These create seam allowances larger than ¼" so that your fabric pieces are larger than needed- if you like more wriggle room, cut even bigger!

Rotary Cutting for Foundation Paper Piecing
Centre Square: cut (1) 2 ¼" square 
Small half square triangles: cut (2) 2 ¼" squares in blue;  sub-cut  each once diagonally to make 2 half square triangles
Large half square triangles: cut (2) 3 ½" squares each from two contrasting colours;  sub-cut  each once diagonally to make 2 half square triangles in each colour

Top tips for this block
  • Pre-cut all pieces
  • Use a water based glue stick. I use Sewline, to stick the first piece of each section
  • Chain piece where possible
  • Nest seams wherever possible.  I sometimes press and change the seam direction when paper is removed to allow for nesting
  • Cut the corner triangles bigger than needed and use the paper pattern still attached to the different sections as a guideline for trimming into shape (see photo below).

Charise from Charise Creates is back to guest post for block 32, Fanny (p.191 letter p40.  Some of the squares and rectangles are rather small but the piecing was straightforward.  Read about Charise's version here.  Here's mine:

Fabric credits:
Kona Buttercup
Marcus Brother Fabrics, Aunt Grace Miniatures, Flower Diamond Pink
Riley Blake Fancy and Fabulous, Breath in Mint

Remember you can:
  • Hashtag  #fw1930sqal on Instagram and add photos to the Flickr group if you like to share there.  
  • For individual blocks, you can use #evablock and #fannyblock on Instagram, Fat Quarter Shop and Angie are using these hash tags, #fw31eva,  #fw32fanny, I'm using both hashtag systems.
  • You can also copy and paste links to any blog posts you do on these blocks in the comments and I'd love to visit and take a look. 
  • You are welcome to watch and join in the chat on Periscope at 2.30pm GMT today, I'm  It will be available for 24 hours to replay before it disappears! Link will be in my twitter feed @verykb and I'll post on Instagram and twitter about 15 minutes before it goes out.  
Please note:  I have linked to my sponsors on items bought through them and elsewhere for anything that has come from other shops.

Happy New Year!  Back next Monday with Ayumi from Pink Penguin as guest blogger. 

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  1. Blimey, Eva has a lot of pieces which need to line up - she's gorgeous, though!

  2. So so pretty! I finally bought the book and the templates, now to get myself organized and motivated to get started...


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