Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Farmer's Wife Quilt-Along

I'd been eyeing this quilt along from afar, when about a month ago, I looked out into my backyard and saw this...

Vegetable Garden:

Tomato / Herb Garden:

And then I realized....I already was a farmer's wife.  It didn't matter that this is the suburbs. :)  So, I went out, got the book, and jumped right in.  Here's the first five blocks I did.

I hate cutting out template pieces, so I'm doing the math on most of these (probably why the points don't all match).  I'm doing WAY more than two a week right now.  But, I'm sure I'll slow down sometime. 

I do keep forgetting how small these pieces end up.  Some of my larger scale prints are getting lost.  But, it's making it interesting.  I plan to do about a twin size, and any that I don't like, I figure I can use on the back and re-do it. 

And this is why I can't join the Patchwork Prism QAL, even though I really want to....


MB in MI said...

Great blocks--great start!! keep up the good work :-)

susan said...

your garden looks lovely
i am amazed at your progress on the farmers wife blocks!