Farmer’s Wife QAL Week 10: Carrie and Cat

So…. a few posts back you might remember that I’m going to be a guest blogger in the Farmer’s Wife 1930s QAL hosted by Kerry of verykerryberry.

It was my intention to do the blocks each week but unfortunately I fell behind… however instead of manically trying to catch up I’m going to do the blocks allocated that week and try to do one (or two) that I have missed!

This week it’s Carrie and Cat (Blocks 21 and 22). When pulling fabric choices I definitely had a bit of a red/yellow theme going on.

Block 21: Carrie

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Block 22: Cat

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Cat is my favourite fabric combination out of the two it’s just a shame I had trouble with those pesky triangles! I should not try to sew without having my morning cup of tea first…..

I’m a little worried about how I’m going to sash my blocks when finished (random middle of the night thought) as I’m just picking combos suited to the block as/when do them. But thinking might either a grey or a dotty low volume print… as long as I stay away from using fabrics with a mainly white background in. Hmm.

How is everyone else getting on with their blocks? Most of the fabrics featured above came from Jessie’s shop Sew and Quilt in a specially curated bundle for the QAL.

Hannah.x

The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler QAL

Normally I’m not a fan of sampler quilts but there is something about the Farmer’s Wife blocks that just grabs me and since I heard there was a 1930s out well that was it!

FW4Anyone who is a regular reader will know I love to use (ok mostly hoard) 1930s reproduction fabric and this book is the perfect excuse to showcase some of them.

Especially since Kerry is hosting a year long quilt along with the aim of 2 blocks a week (manageable right?!). There’s guest bloggers and lots of tips/inspiration to help you on your way. All sorts will be covered including foundation piecing and english paper piecing. So how can anyone refuse?

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The above links to Kerry’s intro post detailing guest bloggers and details and yes that is me there! How exciting I feel very privileged to be able to contribute a block or two over the next 12 months.

Don’t worry if you think you are missing out there is still time to grab the book and join in- officially the block posts starts on Monday 14th September with block 1 and 2. Some introductory posts are up though on fabric choices etc.

FW1I might have started already…………. since my new sewing room layout it is much easier and fun to match fabrics. (Jessie over at Sew and Quilt has the perfect 30s solids and repro themed bundles) I think Maize might be my new favourite solid (the one used in the right hand block above).

FW2I’m going to try and do the blocks in order… but some like the ones I’m blogging about I’m anxious to play with 🙂

So… are you all fired up to join in? If you are on Instagram waves I’m here 🙂 don’t forget to check out the hashtag #fw1930sqal to see some of the action.