Monday, August 29, 2011
FWQAL Week 8
Yes, it is time for the next installment of the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-long. It was tough getting back in the groove again after skipping last week and having a lot going on. But these little Heather Ross gnomes are a great way to get excited about sewing!
The above is  Farmer's Daughter. With Fuschia Beads and Anna Maria Horner XandO's in green.
The second block this week I totally screwed up.
It's supposed to be  Farmer's Puzzle. But those 4 squares on all sides of the window-pane sashing did not turn out to be squares at all. So I added some more sashing and completely changed the block. Oh, well! It measures 6.5" square and would take someone very familiar with the QAL to notice it in the quilt! I used some Laurie Wisbrun Tufted Tweets and Mike's Mini's from Michael Miller. Love those little birdies.
This week's Farmer's Wife Quote comes from Mrs. G.B.S. of Saline County, MO:
"Cities have produced men whose work one must admire but think of the combination of strength and tenderness that can swing an ax or a corn-knife all day and, at night, bath a tiny baby and put it to sleep in its crib."