The two Very Kerry Berry blocks this week went together fairly easily and I really enjoyed making both of them .....
Block 33 – Farmer’s Wife. The book’s namesake is an easy block to paper-piece and I suspect it would be fairly easy to patch as well.
|Farmer's Wife 1930s block no. 33 - Fanny|
Block 34 – Fern. Fern included inset seams but I followed Very Kerry Berry’s tutorial (find it here) and machine stitched these insets without a hitch. No seam ripper needed here and this turned out to be my favourite bock of this week.
|Farmer's Wife 1930s block no. 34 - Fern|
GnomeAngel chose three blocks this week – two of which I had already stitched.
Block 53 – Lucy. This block was paired with block 67 – Mrs. Brown and you can see why – they are very similar. The paper-piecing of this block was relatively straightforward and went together in a couple of hours.
|Farmer's Wife 1930s block no. 53 - Lucy|
Block 67 – Mrs Brown. This block was made last November when I attempted to patch the block and, whilst the patchwork turned out okay I wasn’t happy with the fabrics. So I revisited it and paper-pieced it in Bloom and Bliss fabrics.
|Farmer's Wife 1930s block no. 67 - Mrs. Brown|
Block 71 – Mrs. Morgan. This block was very easy to paper-piece. My choice of fabrics was influenced by the fact that this block reminds me of a circle of tulips. I love how pretty it turned out and that it creates a secondary star in the middle.
|Farmer's Wife 1930s block no. 71 - Mrs. Morgan|
You can see more of the blocks I have made this week over on my Farmer’s Wife Pinterest Board or on my Farmer’s Wife tab above.
The Bloom sew-along starts Monday 18th and I am looking forward to getting into some applique – it’ll make a nice change from these paper-pieced and patched blocks.
I’m ready and waiting .......