Toward the end of 2017 I took a serious look at my WIP list and decided that I needed to knock those down and get them done! So, in the midst of some other projects, I pulled out my Farmer’s Wife blocks and set down to start piecing again. I’ll be honest, it’s a tedious project with all of the templates and tiny pieces to cut. I’ve been a bit discouraged by it and finally made the decision that I do NOT in fact need to make all 111 blocks! I can still make a beautiful quilt with 50 blocks instead 🙂
When I last shared my progress (in August) I had finished up to block 40 of 111. I flipped through the remaining blocks in the book and chose 11 of my favorite blocks. Here are the those finished blocks.
Block 41 – Friendship Star
Block 42 – Fruit Basket
Block 44 – Gentleman’s Fancy
Block 50 – Honey’s Choice
Block 51 – Hovering Birds
Block 53 – Jackknife
Block 59 – Night & Day (this one makes me a bit dizzy!)
Block 63 – Ozark Maple Leaf
Block 65 – Peaceful Hours
Block 72 – Railroad
Block 73 – Rainbow Flowers – I gave myself a break and ended with an easy block 🙂
I ended up making 51 blocks total because I’m not happy with one of my prior blocks and wanted to replace it. The below photo shows all of my blocks in the order I completed them.
Now I just need to determine the final layout, choose sashing and border fabrics, then this one will be closer to being marked off the WIP list!!
Wish me luck 🙂