I just completed the next set of blocks for my Farmer's Wife quilt. I know, the quilt-along isn't being called the Farmer's Wife any more, but I bought the book and love the colors in the quilt, so I've decided to continue to call mine by its original name. The challenges for me this week were (a) triangles, (b) tiny pieces, and (c) tiny triangles (!$@%!).
We made a second Basket block this week. The first one didn't have a handle -- on purpose, but some folks thought it was a mistake. So this time the block has a handle made of triangles. However, to me the triangles were more evocative of flowers in the basket, so I used scraps of the pink floral from my English paper-pieced pincushion. It took some thought to figure out how to actually piece the block, but I'm pleased with the way it turned out.
|Basket block #2|
|The Scythe block|
|The Cut Glass Dish block (though I called it a few other things, too!)|