So, last night, I caved and decided to try a few Farmer's Wife blocks, as part of the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along that's been sweeping blogland as of late. I picked up the book earlier this week at the library when I stumbled upon it, and last night, I felt the urge to try it out. I printed out some templates and gave it a go, starting with the first two blocks, because I'm an orderly kind of person like that. Cutting out the templates was a minor annoyance (how hard would it have been to just write simple rotary cutting instructions for a 2" square, for instance?), but other than that, I really enjoyed whipping up these blocks. It took very little time, and I think they're pretty cute.
|Block #1: Attic Windows|
I think I'm going to take a totally scrappy approach to these blocks. The color palette for these two blocks was totally inspired by one of my favorite Anna Maria Horner prints that happened to be in my scrap bin - Small Gathering in Sea.
|Block #2: Autumn Tints|