Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Patchsmith Sampler Quilt

I have been waiting for nice weather to take some pictures of the finished Patchsmith Sampler Quilt.  Unfortunately, it is still raining here in England!  But I can't wait a moment longer .......
Complete with a scrap happy border.
I used left over scraps from fabrics used elsewhere in the quilt to make the scrap-happy border.  It pulls all the blocks together to create a unified quilt.

The scrappy border couldn't be any easier.

The blocks were created using some of my favourite fabrics from my stash and scrap box.  After all - that is what sampler quilts are all about - using what you have.

So many favourite blocks

Every time I look at the quilt I see a favourite block and then another and then another.  Here I love the cactus, the moonlit star, the ladybird, the beehive - oh heck - I just love them all.

Can you see the Saltbox House?  I would love to live there1
If you want to have a closer look at each and every block then click on the Patchsmith Sampler Blocks tab above.  You will find a photo of each block and, if you click on the photo, you will go through to the blog post for that block.  You will find hints and tips and some cool ways to use the blocks together with bonus blocks.

Combine Block 9 'Bullseye' with Block 17 'London Roads' for a fun mug rug
The blocks don't have to be made into a quilt - they are great in all sorts of projects.  So head on over to Amazon and grab yourself a copy of The Patchsmith's Sampler Quilt pattern book.

Until next time ......

Monday, 13 May 2019

Farmer's Wife Blocks 54, 55 and 56

A scrappy Farm Girl Maple Leaf

Block 54 – Kitchen Woodbox
Block 54 - Kitchen Woodbox
This was a really simple block to paper-piece.  I used up some of my fabric scraps.

Block 55 - Linoleum
Block 55 - Linoleum
Block 55 is a lovely little block that should be added to everybody's pattern library.  I paper-pieced this block in less than 20 minutes.  And it turned out perfectly to size.  

Block 56 - Maple Leaf
Block 56 - Maple Leaf
Nothing new here either.  A very traditional block that has been recreated time and time again.  The last time I pieced this block was in the Farm Girl Vintage sew-along (see top of blog for that block).

Talking of Farm Girl Vintage - do you know there is a new sew-along version - Farm Girl Vintage 2 which will be kicking off later this year?  But before that there is the Granny's Garden quilt sew-along which starts August 26th.  

Sunday, 5 May 2019

Farmer's Wife 1920s Blocks 48, 49 and 50


It is over a month since I posted any Farmer’s Wife 1920s blocks so, without further ado here are another three blocks.

Block 48 – Homeward Bound
Block 48 - Homeward Bound
This was a really simple block so I patched it rather than paper-pieced it.  It turned out just fine.

Block 49 – Honeycomb
Block 49 - Honeycomb
If I was English paper-piecing this I would combine all the yellow pieces into two diamonds (centre two) and four half-diamonds (side units).  I cannot, for the life of me see why you wouldn’t.  As I was foundation paper-piecing I combined the middle triangles to create one triangle for each row (look closely and you will see what I mean).  It made this block easier and less bulky.

Block 50 – Honey’s Choice
Block 50 - Honey's Choice
For Block 50 'Honey’s Choice' I paper-pieced the four corner pinwheel units and then patched them together.  All relatively easy.

I have actually made more than these three but I have put off Blocks 51 and 52 due to my half-triangle boredom.  I will get on with both this week and hope to post shortly so be sure to pop back soon.  Until then.........