Monday, 7 March 2016

Farmer's Wife QAL blocks 49 and 50: Katherine and Lady

Welcome back to the half-way point for block construction in the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along.  First [ this week is Katherine (p.208, letter p.28):and Sarah from Pretty Fabrics and Trims has written a guest post on this block on her blog.  I loved sewing this block.  I foundation paper pieced as usual, it's a fast block to make with only two sections to join together!  Here's my version.

Fabric credits:

For block 50, Lady (209, letter p.142),  I used a mix of foundation piecing and rotary cutting.     I foundation pieced the corner sections A, C, D and E  (adding ¼"- ½" to each of the rotary cutting dimensions allows for this) and rotary cut the large rectangles and centre squares at the correct size and pieced that section without paper.

Fabric credits:
Kona Carnation
Ayumi Mills for Kokka Lighthearted Kitchen Floral in turquoise
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Rotary Cutting Dimensions 
(cutting ¼" larger for foundation piecing)
A1, C1, D1, E1: cut (4) 1 ½" squares
A4, C4, D4, E4: cut (4) 1 ½" x 2 ¼" rectangles
A2, C2, D2, E2: cut (2) 2" squares, subcut each square diagonally to make a total of 4 half square triangles
A3, C3 D3, E3: cut (2) 2" squares, subcut each square diagonally to make a total of 4 half square triangles
 For A6, B1, B2, B3, C6- refer to CD for exact rotary cutting dimensions

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 sections A, C, D and E 
  • Press section seams towards the centre square
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 #katherineblock and #ladyblock on Instagram, Fat Quarter Shop and Angie are using these hash tags, #fw49katherine,  #fw50lady, 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. 
If you've been sewing along, congratulations for making it to the 50 block point!  Only 49 to go and you already have an impressive stack of blocks made over the last few months!  Next week, Charise returns as guest blogger.

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1 comment:

  1. I love the turquoise bow/butterfly in the centre of Katherine!


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