Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Farmer's Wife QAL Week #3

When I saw that the two blocks for this week were full of triangles, I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up a little bit.  I'm starting to feel a bit HST'd out at the moment, after having pieced another 50 HSTs for my warm/cool quilt, but fortunately, these two blocks came together quite easily.

Block # 11: Broken Dishes

Block 11
The original block from the book

FW Block 11: Broken Dishes
My take on Broken Dishes
This block is comprised of 32 triangles, and came together surprisingly easily.  I think I'm finally getting the hang of working with triangles.   I really like the contrast between the fabrics I used in this block, which are from Erin McMorris's Weekends collection and Amy Butler's Love collection, respectively.  I adore that Amy Butler Sun Spot print, it's one of my favorite polka dot prints ever!

Block #12: Broken Sugar Bowl

Block 12

FW Block 12: Broken Sugar Dishes

I really like this block.  I interpreted it a bit differently than the book, using a lighter valued print for the corner squares and coordinating center squares, and I really like how it turned out.

So here's what all my blocks look like together so far, all twelve of them - and so far, I'm really digging the whole scrappy approach.  I was concerned at first, about them looking just too crazy, but so far, it's looking great.  Some of these fabrics have been sitting in my scrap bin for a while, waiting to become something, so it's a bit exciting to start using them and to start seeing my scraps shrinking!

FWQAL Blocks 1-12


  1. Nice blocks! Love the way the Broken Sugar Bowl pops!

  2. Your blocks are gorgeous! Love your Broken Dishes!
    It's inspiring to watch your progress . . . I just finished block #8 . . . and need to catch up!

  3. nice job! the scrappy approach is working really well, they do look great together!

  4. They're lovely together - I was loosing sight of the entire project, but the colors are fantastic in a smattering like that. This is going to be lovely!

  5. I really like all of your blocks. It is fun to see how more blocks bring the group together.

  6. I love scrappy quilts and yours is looking fabulous!
    I just joined the quilt along and just posted about it today...in fact I talked about half square triangles and a different method on how I make them.
    I know they can be tricky!
    Bee in my Bonnet

  7. Very cute! They look great!

  8. I think your blocks are looking fabulous. I can't wait to see them all done.

  9. They all look fantastic! I love your color choices. What a fresh fun quilt you will have in the end.

  10. Your blocks are looking great together. V.cohesive even though you've used different fabrics - you've obviously got a great eye for colour! Jxo

  11. these look great--such fun fabric choices!

  12. Ohhh pretty! I think half the fun of this quilt along is to see how different the blocks look in modern prints everyone is using! I am loving your scrappiness, all the colors look so well balanced!

  13. These are looking faaaabulous!


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