Thanks everybody for all of the feedback on yesterday's post, I really appreciate it!!
It's Tuesday, so that means it's time to talk about my progress with the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along. I kid you not, this week I made a block that looks like triangle vomit. It's not even a hot mess, it's just a bad mess, thanks to some seriously lackluster fabric choices. But, I will press on!
Block #23: Country Farm
I really like this block. It was crazy easy to put together, in comparison to the block that follows, and I'm really happy with the fabrics I used to make this block. The fabrics for this block come from Erin McMorris's Weekends, DS Quilts' Picnic & Fairgounds, Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party, and Robert Kaufman's Metro Living.
Block #24: Country Path (a.k.a. Triangle Vomit)
On paper, this block doesn't look so offensive. Sure, it's all brown and dusty looking, but the saturation and value changes make the block work. But, I apparently was caffeine-deprived or something when I selected my fabrics and started cutting them, because my block looks like such a matchy-matchy mess with zero contrast. I thought, momentarily, about redoing this block and starting over, but I either don't dislike it enough to scrap it or I don't like the block design itself enough to redo it, so it stays. The fabrics from this block come from Robert Kaufman's Metro Living, Alexander Henry's Farmdale, and Bonnie & Camille's Bliss.
I am frighteningly close to being a quarter of the way through this quilt. Every week, I half expect for the charm of the farmer to wear off, and for me to get bored with this quilt along, but I'm really enjoying (despite the griping) learning new block designs and learning more about quilting through this quilt along. I get a little excited each week when I take out all of my blocks to put up on my design wall and see how they look.
I'm extra excited today because I am headed out tonight (yay!), after dark (double yay!) to see "The Help" with my best friend. Have you read "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett? If not, oh my...you are in for a literary treat. It is one of my all-time favorite books, I've read it (no joke) six times, and listened to the audiobook twice.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011