I DID IT! Never in my wildest dreams was I going to start another quilt along, but I saw on some blogs about the Farmer’s Wife Quilt-a-Long where the quilt was done in modern fabrics. I loved it. My mom is down to block 111, the last one, but hers is all done in Civil War type fabrics. That isn’t me as I’m more modern. I thought originally that it had to be done in dark fabrics from that period, and it turned me off. I immediately started to rethink making it, but in modern, bright fabrics.
I’m doing it using foundation paper piecing just like my mom. I don’t have what it takes to create the 111 blocks using templates. I’m sure after I start making the templates, I’d be discouraged and never finish the project. Paper piecing is fun for me – some people don’t like it – but for me, the pieces all fit together with not as much stress. My blocks, by the way, are 6.5 inches rather than 6 inches per the templates and perfect every time.
So, because I’m 6 weeks behind, I need to get busy and make 12 blocks to catch up to the rest of the group.
#2 Autumn Tints
#4 Basket Weave
#5 Bat Wing
Wish me luck!