Then this summer, my very dear friend showed me the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt Block Book by Laurie Aaron Hird and I knew in a minute that I would just have to make them. There are 111 blocks in this book and if you want to make a king size quilt you need to make 145 blocks. I also new that it would HAVE TO BE MADE with the Civil War Fabrics. I started sewing 1 1/2 months ago and here are my Civil War Blocks:
Blocks #23, 72, 69, 70, 2
Blocks #10, 111, 9, 29, 61
Blocks #15, 34, 20, 103, 72
Blocks #16, 6, 31, 98, 21
Blocks #48, 12, 81, 84, 41
Along with making these blocks Marti Michell has made a Perfect Patch Templates Conversion Chart so you can use her Templates. All in all this makes making the blocks a lot more fun and easier. You can go to her web site and watch and sign up to receive the chart for about 10 blocks every 2 weeks. You then have 2 weeks to make the 10 blocks before you get more information and it's enough time to get them done while still living in the real world, unless you leave and go on vacation for 2 1/2 weeks with no machine. I am now behind about 15 blocks and one week to get caught back up.
It was after I started sewing the first ten when I started finding other quilt bogs that were doing the same thing and I saw one done in the 30's prints. (My other love of fabric choice) So I just knew I had to make that one too. I did a back track and resewed all the ones I had already done in the Civil War fabric.
So here are my 30's and this one will be made into a crib size quilt, so I don't have to make as many, only 50.
Blocks #12, 20, 31, 48, 10
Blocks #15, 69, 21, 41, 16
Blocks #61, 72, 111, 103, 34
Let me just tell you that before I started these quilt blocks, I had promised myself that I would not start any more projects until I finished up all of my UFO's (that's short for all unfinished quilt projects). Well I did get 5 quilts done and then it happened.......I just could not stand it, new projects are always more fun!
Then in my web searching I found some one else doing the same project and I just fell in love with her fabric. She didn't write what the name of it was, but I knew that while I was out running earnings that day I would just stop by the quilt shop and just look, but not buy any more fabric.
Well, look at what followed me home that day and see the blocks that I have made from Flora by Lauren Jessi Jung for Moda. It's a new fabric line that is just coming out. My quilt shop had the bundle of Fat Quarter, but not the fabric on the bolt yet, So I get to go shopping again to buy more fabric when it comes in. I will just start making the blocks now, making just the blocks that I want to make 3 of and make enough for a crib quilt.
Blocks #48, 72, 12, 98, 20
I really need help, this is worst that eating chocolate! So much for trying to get my UFO's done, I just added 3 more the the pile. Besure to tune in again and see what other stuff I can get my self into.