W.I.P. Wednesday {8.30.17}

I haven’t shared a WIP post in a while, so I thought I’d share a little bit of what I’m working on these days. ย First off I’ll start with my latest Farmer’s Wife Quilt blocks. ย I shared these on Instagram, but haven’t shared them here yet.

Block 31 – Evening Star

FWQ Block 31

Block 32 – Farmer’s Daughter

FWQ Block 32

Block 33 – Farmer’s Puzzle

FWQ Block 33

Block 34 – Flock

FWQ Block 34

Block 35 – Flower Basket – without the handle ๐Ÿ˜‰

FWQ Block 35

Block 36 – Flower Garden Path

FWQ - Block 36

Block 37 – Flower Pot

FWQ - Block 37

Block 38 – Four Winds (whoa – this one was took some focus!)

FWQ Block 38

Block 39 – Friendship (and this one was a nice break after 38!)

FWQ Block 39

Block 40 – Friendship Block

FWQ Block 40

I have had a lot of people visiting my blog asking if I ever finished my red and white Farmer’s Wife Quilt and the answer is clearly, NO! ย But, at least I’ve made some more progress…40 blocks down and 71 to go. ย We’ll see if I can hang in long enough to make all 111 blocks. ย There’s always the chance I throw in the towel early and make it a bit smaller in size. ย Also, some of these look bright white and some look more cream – a lot of that has to do with the time of day I finished the block (often in the dark!) ย Once I get to 50 completed blocks I’ll take a group shot to show that they all blend together pretty well.

The latest thing I’ve added to my list is for a fun contest run by Amber Johnson (@gigis_thimble) and Amanda Niederhauser (@jedicraftgirl). ย They have designed a total of 10 patterns using just 5 fat quarters and some background fabric. ย The best part is that they have shared those patterns for FREE! ย You can find them all here. ย As a way to kind of celebrate this fun little adventure they started, they created the Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest. ย Click the link for all of the details (and awesome prizes).

I decided to join in on the fun, mostly because I wanted to challenge myself to design a quilt using only 5 fat quarters, plus some background fabric. ย So, after pouring over my vast FQ collection (YIKES!), I finally settled on these 5 fabrics. ย Stay tuned to see what comes of them. ย I’m hoping it’s going to be awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

I am feeling inspired (and challenged) by @gigis_thimble and @jedicraftgirl #fivefatquarterfuncontest to turn these 5 FQs and some background fabric into something pretty awesome ๐Ÿ‘ Wish me luck! #mimosafabric by @windhamfabrics

Thanks for stopping by,

Amanda

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