Friday 18 March 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930s blocks 48, 50 and 52

Very Kerry Berry has covered six Farmer’s Wife 1930s blocks since we last met – three of which I have blogged about previously but three of which are new.  Let’s take it in numerical order:

Block 47 – Joy.  This is a lovely block and one which I covered in January.   Notes in my book read ‘okay to paper-piece – pretty block’.
Farmer's Wife 1930s Block 47 - Joy

Block 48 – Judy.  This is one of the new blocks which I have only just made.  It is the same as block 29 Doris but with a different center.  I patched the center and corner squares but paper-pieced the sharp triangle patches. She reminds me of Judy Garland - it is the orange polka dot.  
Farmer's Wife 1930s Block 48 - Judy

Block 49 – Katherine.  I patched this block way back in October 2015.  It is not one of my favourites – I guess I prefer a symmetrical approach.
Farmer's Wife 1930s Block 49 - Katherine

Block 50 - Lady.  This is another ‘new’ block to the blog but one which I made back in November last year.  Notes read “a simple paper-pieced block with endless possibilities depending on fabric.  You could even patch the centre.”   
Farmer's Wife 1930s Block 50 - Lady

Block 51 – Lily.  This is a block that I blogged about in January.   Notes in my book read ‘nothing with this block went together easily.  It is a very pretty block but not one I want to make again!”.
Farmer's Wife 1930s Block 51 - Lily

and finally ..... Block 52 – Lola.  I patched this block using the paper templates.  “Pretty in Gooseberry fabrics”.
Farmer's Wife 1930s Block 52 - Lola

The Gnome Angel sew-along has reduced to one block a week and this week’s block is one which was a lot of work back in October 2015 - block no. 6 April.
Farmer's Wife 1930s Block 6- April

I'll be back shortly with an update on The Splendid Sampler blocks - they are coming along very nicely but if you can't wait you can find them all on my Splendid Sampler Pinterest board here ........  


  1. You're doing well to keep up with these and the Splendid Sampler Amanda! Lots of beautiful blocks here! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

  2. Your blocks are really beautiful! They all look so perfect and happy in the fabrics you used.