|Farmer's Wife Block 39 - Grandma|
We are still on the ‘C’s for week 11 of the Very Kerry Berry sew-along .....
Block 21 – Carrie. This was a nice easy paper-pieced block with minimal seam matching. Just the center seam needed matching.
|Farmer's Wife Block 21 - Carrie (paper-pieced)|
Block 22 – Cat. Another lovely block. Notes in book read “nice to paper-piece the individual sections as I strip-pieced them. One seam is not quite right but it is good enough”.
|Farmer's Wife Block 22 - Cat (paper-pieced)|
Good enough is the standard I am going for with these blocks as some of them are very, very tricky. Besides I would rather have a finished quilt with a few wonky seams than a part-finished ‘perfect’ quilt top.
Anyway, onto the Gnome Angel sew-along. Three blocks this week:
Block 39 – Grandma. This block was a little tricky as the pattern is not obvious especially when paper-piecing it. “Thank goodness I marked the colours on the templates.” Some of my fellow sew-alongers have changed the layout to make it more symmetrical but I am happy with it. Just make sure you mark the templates before you start so you know which fabric goes where.
|Farmer's Wife Block 39 - Grandma (paper-pieced)|
Block 79 - Patience. I am surprised this block wasn’t one of the very early blocks as it is really a simple (very simple) nine-patch. I had this one made weeks ago.
|Farmer's Wife Block 79 - Patience (patched)|
And finally .... Block 80 - Patricia. Yet again a very simple block that can be patched easily. It is based on the same nine-patch grid but with half-square-triangle corners.
|Farmer's Wife Block 80 - Patricia (patched)|
So there it is, another week and another five blocks. They are soon mounting up and I have started to sash them.
|Sash-as-you-go (SAYG) - always a good idea for me.|
Until next time ..................