This was an easy breezy Farmer's Wife week, phew! I made two more blocks, one of which is my new personal favorite, thanks to some super bright fabric choices.
Block #19: Checkerboard
I'm mildly disappointed with my fabric choices on this one - they're a bit muted, in comparison to the rest of my blocks. This was a relatively easy block to put together, which made me happy, but I wish I'd used a different fabric rather than the blue Bliss print here. It's just too soft when paired with the white and blue flowered print I used as a background fabric. Lesson learned - go bold or go home with my fabrics!
Block #20: Churn Dash
While this classic block is pretty popular, this is the first time I've ever done it. It was definitely a breeze to put together, and I'm really happy with the fabrics I used on this one. This orange Metro Living print might be practically neon, but I really dig it, and it pairs awesomely with a blue print from Kumari Garden and a blue print from DS Quilts' Picnic & Fairgrounds collection.
I've now got 20 blocks all put together, which makes me feel somewhat accomplished. I'm getting to the point where I'm almost a quarter of the way through this quilt - wow! What a thought! I definitely feel like I've polished my traditional piecing skills, and even the tricky blocks have been worth the effort. If you haven't already caved in on this quilt-along yet, you might want to give it some thought!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011