Farmers Wife Sample Quilt Blocks

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I recently purchased this book, and generally I don't follow a pattern for most things I make, I am looking forward to this challenge of making 111 sample blocks but using fabrics I already have and using up scraps where possible.

I have made a start on this and have now cut out blocks listed below. Will post photos once I sew them together!

[96] Tulip
[73] Rainbow Flowers
[41] Friendship Star
[29] Economy


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Quilt for Master B

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I'm making another quilt, this time its for Master B for Christmas. I have already made a quilt for Master W here.

This is how I start a quilt.......it starts with an idea scribbled down and fabrics I want to use.

My scribbles of  ideas

Fabrics

I had a bit of quilters block with this quilt. I had fabric above, with my homespun plain bright colours from Nelly Applebys. I knew exactly what I want it to look like (and they never look 100% like my doodles) so the other day I brought more fabric Alexander Henry- Rush hour and also Map in white print. So fabric buying sure did help! I saw down in one evening and put together....

Front

Back
Its ready to be basted!
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Photo Friday

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Enjoying the sunshine this week!
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Circle quilt progress

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Tuesday night craft nights and my once a month craft group night have been very productive and my patience has been tested sewing these semi circles. I have been using the technique suggested here using 3 pins.

Stack of  blocks 

One block

What it looks like laid out 4 blocks

I had this pile below to finish sewing

left pile- 1 pin ready to sew/ right pile- ready to be matched and pinned

80+ blocks finished

They are all done now, just need to cut off loose threads iron and sew together!


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Productive weekend

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I did get to get out to the Dunkleys craft show here in Christchurch. It was really nice to go alone.


I brought some fabric from SewPretty Amy butler print, fat quarter of circles, new bamboo knitting needles and circular knitting needles (I just now need to learn how to use circular needles) from Artisan Fibres and of course a new Christmas decoration to add to our collection from NZ Folk Art Guild- Christchurch.

This is Sunday afternoons productive work (after I hemmed my brothers jeans and fixed his shorts). 4 new blocks for another quilt I have started

Red Block

Purple Block

Green Block
Blue Block

Feeling inspired now to do some knitting with my new needles, Christmas decoration making and of course working on my quilts I have started :D
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Photo Friday

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Its been a long week of sickness in our house so been feeling much like our garden after a week of snow/rain................... miserable and washed out!


 Looking forward to seeing some sunshine and of course being able to head to Dunkelys craft show this weekend!


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Another Day of Snow

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Yesterday afternoon things were looking like this outside- more slush than snow.



This morning we woke to this!





So day two of snow day! Another quiet day at home keeping snug as a bug
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Let it snow!

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We woke this morning here in Christchurch to SNOW and now at 9am with a temp of 0.1 degree outside (feels like -7 outside). Thanks Metservice for keeping us informed!

View from our bedroom window

View from Kitchen window

View from backdoor

snow right up to our front door
It will be a quiet warm day inside for us as we watch the snow fall and hope the sun comes out so we can go and play in it!
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Photo Friday

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Photo taken by Master W

This makes me smile :D
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Wedding Quilt done!

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Wedding Quilt is finished, washed and spun dry!

Front 

back


All folded up




The batting I used was 100% Cotton

I made the quilt finished size 192cm wide and 228cm long (75.5'' x 89.7'') big enough for a nice (not too large) overhang width and length of queen sized mattress. Standard mattress size in NZ is approx 153cm x 203cm (60'' x 80'')

Now to be wrapped and put away for December! Time to start my next project!
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Photo friday

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Have a wonderful day :D
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Wedding Quilt progress- quilting and binding

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Binding all Ironed

Me quilting

It took me less time than expected to machine quilt the quilt. I had expected it to take a few months and a boat load of thread. I was right about the thread, only 350 mtrs + of black gutterman thread and I also used this thread and really enjoyed using it and loved the quality- pity I used the whole spool in one sitting. Time to buy some more!
So machine quilting it myself only took a few nights- and really only that many as I ran out of thread and was stuck at home because of the snow. I choose in the end to do  basic lines horizontally and then sew down the side of each square. In doing this no black thread in on any of the blocks.

Its simple and doesn't take away from the detail in the middle of the quilt. Binding is basic black and then a simple back and white print from a fat quarter. I am feeling rather proud of mysaelf to have quilted it all myself on my machine.



Thank you sewing machine for being so faithful In helping me with this huge project!
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