Wednesday 10 August 2011

FWQAL Progress Report

I thought I was getting really far along with my blocks for the Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-Long. Then I counted up the finished blocks. I have done twenty, including the two I am unveiling today. Hmmm! I guess I have a lot more to do than I thought. Never mind, I don't have a date it must be done by. It will be done when it is done. A darn good thing I didn't commit myself to the full 111 blocks though!

I am quite pleased with my latest blocks. One was super easy but I like that I put thread on my spool. The other was much more difficult but I think I did a good job on the points this time and I like the way the colours work. Here they are. I will let you judge for yourself.

No. 84 - Spool
No. 87 - Star Gardener
Star Gardener - that is such a great name for a block. It was hard work but I want to make another one just because I love the name. Would I love it as much if it was much bigger and I didn't have to fiddle with all those 1" HSTs when they are all pieced? Would this look just as amazing as a 12" block? After all September is my month for the Brit Bee. Could I torture my bee mates with all those HSTs? (Oh, I would love to see their faces right now!)

My holiday is almost over and soon I will driving south again. Most likely to hear stories about how the sun never stopped shining the whole time we were away and the rain only just started falling. I hate when that happens. As I am writing this post in advance maybe a miracle happened and Aberdeen had a rare and unusual heat wave. One can but live in hope.



  1. Well with your Go Baby (which you didn`t know about when you wrote this post) those HSTs will be whipped up in a jiffy! Your blocks are great. Welcome home Susan - hope you are well rested, your mum is well again and Helen and Emily had a ball.x

  2. Don't worry, you didn't miss any good weather!! Loving that Star Garnener block. I'm more than happy to give it a go, but bigger would be nice please! Jxo

  3. I'm loving the prints in 'star gardener', and the thread spool is very clever! :-)

  4. The Star Gardener is beautiful. 1 inch HSTs?!?! Really? You're brave :)

  5. I love the star gardener too! I'm still way behind you and no chance of catching up for a while. Hey ho!

  6. Love the blocks, bring on the HST marathon! Just not 1" please :) pretty please!

  7. Hey Susan looking forward to meeting you tomorrow IRL at FoQ! Star gardener is gorgeous as is the full spool!

    Well I wouldn't expect anything else!

  8. Gorgeous block, but a whole block of teeny HST's for bee? DONT YOU DARE!! lol hope you and the gals are home safe, and that your mums better too :-)


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