Tuesday, July 19, 2011
FWQAL Week #4: The one with 48 freaking triangles
Look at that - I've got 18 blocks finished now for the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along! I'm pleased that I'm sticking with this project, given that I'm not usually known for sticking with long term projects. Then again, I've never stuck with a hobby as long as I have sewing and quilting, so I suppose it all makes sense!
It's funny, I tend to find myself attracted to square and rectangle based blocks and quilt patterns, so half the fun of the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along, for me, is stepping outside my comfort zone and working with triangles. But working with 48 of them for two stinking blocks felt a bit overwhelming. When I saw the templates for Block #18, Century of Progress, though, I was a little freaked out. I got lots of nice comments last week about how it was not a scary block, and that all would be well, and I was pleasantly surprised with how well it turned out.
Block #17: Cats & Mice
I had a tough time deciding on fabrics for this block - I just wasn't sure what to add next to my super scrappy FW quilt. Ultimately, I'm pretty happy with how this turned out, and I'm pretty pleased at how the points seem to (mostly) line up throughout the block. Those hourglass sub-blocks are super teeny tiny!
Block #18: Century of Progress
I don't love this block...though I do very much dig the fabrics I used for this one. I'm just not loving the layout of this block - in fact, if I did it again (which I don't think I would), I think I would lay the fabrics out a bit differently. The way the fabrics move through the block just feels off to me - but that could totally be the fabrics I used.
Next week, I'll be tackling two (seemingly) easy blocks, so I'm looking forward to them. And look! Only four triangles! Yay!!!!