Happy Tuesday to you! Time to catch up on my Farmer's Wife Quilt Along progress, I've got two new blocks to share with you, and one of them just happens to be my new favorite...
Block #25: Cups & Saucers (a.k.a. my new favorite block)
This block was very straightforward and simple to put together, but impressive looking all the same. I could definitely see myself making this block again in a quilt. I love the fabrics I picked for this block, which is probably what's really driving this block to be my new favorite (narrowly edging out my Churn Dash block) - the purple print is from Kate Spain's Central Park collection and the blue/green dot is from Amy Butler's Love collection.
Block #26: Cut Glass Dish
It's no secret that my seam ripper has been my constant companion while working on these blocks. When I tackled this block, I thought it was pretty straightforward, and felt real confident. Until I did this...
|The triangles should all face the same direction and look identical...|
Argh! I grabbed my handy-dandy seam ripper and fixed that sucker up, but oh boy, it was a good thing the munchkin was out with his daddy, because there was a lot of cursing about my silly mistake there. I was able to fix it, but I'm still not in love with this block. I like the contrast in the blues, but I'm not loving the Sanctuary print I used for the larger squares. I suspect when I finish this quilt and put it all together that this block might wind up looking kind of interesting. The dark blue print is from Densye Schmidt's DS Quilts collection, the lighter blue from Bonnie & Camille's Bliss collection, and the pink and peach print comes from Patty Young's Sanctuary collection.
I'm also guest posting today about fabric shopping and cuts at Sara's fabulous blog. Have you ever been confused by all of the different fabric cuts and precuts available? I break it all down over at Sew Sweetness today as part of Sara's special Sewing Back to School series, so make sure to check it out and have a great day!