Friday 9 October 2015

.: Farmer's Wife Friday - week 2 :.

We've come to the end of week 2 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt sew-along, and lo and behold, I've managed to sew BOTH blocks - five down, 94 to go! 

The week started with block number 14, Betty.  Angie's tutorial post is here, and guest blogger tutorial Alyce's post is here.  I paper-pieced Betty, and she was absolutely straight-forward - until I got to the correct orientation of the two unicorns.  I wanted them to 'kiss' more than 'bow', but I must admit I'm quite happy with the end result.  My Mum suggested on instagram that they were bowing to each other before a dance, so I thought that was a lovely idea, let's go with that! 

Fabric details for Betty are:  Heather Ross Far Far Away unicorns, the navy is Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cotton + Steel, and the orange is from Ella Blue Basics.

Block number 20, Caroline, made an appearance on Thursday.  Angie's tutorial post is here, and we were fortunate to have TWO lovely guest blogger posts for Caroline - Sedef and Jess.  Their points are perfect and their blocks and posts are just so lovely.  Caroline is the first Farmer's Wife block that I have NOT fussy-cut, and I feel like I'm sewing way out of my comfort zone! 

Fabric details for Caroline are: Carolyn Friedlander Botanics for the mustard print, Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel cats, and the navy flowers I have had in my stash for quite some time - please do sing out if you know who they are by, so I can credit the designer. 

One more peek at the bowing-before-dancing unicorns.

And I do love how the central, stretchy pinwheel pops out at you in Caroline - I first noticed it in Nat's block, so thought I'd make sure to choose fabrics to allow that to happen in mine. 

So - the end of week 2, and five blocks have been sewn.  Are you sewing along too?  We had our Sunshine MQG meeting last night, and it was lovely to see the Farmer's Wife blocks that have been sewn by different members of the guild.  We're up to over 4,200 members on the Facebook page now - I wonder how many there will be by the end of the year!

Here's to a lovely weekend to you all.  xoxo cat


  1. Well done and as usual your signature fussy cutting :) Keep up the motivation to get the blocks done each week ;) I will cheer you on :)

  2. I love your unicorns and I think pink and orange go really well together. One of my favourite versions of the block that I have seen


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