Friday, February 24, 2012

More quilt blocks

Swoon Block #2 is complete. Isn't she a beauty!:

Swoon block 2

Next I need to cut out the pieces for the remaining 7 blocks... hmm... let's just say there may be a delay as the cutting part is not my favourite!

I also joined the farmer's wife quilt along. These are my fabrics - The Secret Garden collection. Such pretty colours.

Joining the FWQA party!

I had read on a couple of blogs that it is easier to do paper piecing, and naturally 'easier' appealed to me. I'd hoped that the paper piecing templates would be included on the CD that comes with the book. But alas, no. The book comes with all the templates for the component parts of each block. However I had my mind set on the paper piecing approach. So I joined the farmer's wife Yahoo group, where some kind fellow had converted each square into a paper piecing pattern. Yay!

I attended a class at a local quilting store to learn this techinique. I really like this approach. FYI, here's the best online tutorial I could find. (PS - doesn't she have a gorgeous blog, with the most fabulous quilts... yes, yes she does!)

On an entirely unrelated note, Naomi turned 2 today. She had the most wonderful day!

2nd birthday!

Wishing you an equally wonderful weekend,
Sam xxx


Judy said...

Swoon @ is gorgeous. You are brave to tackle Farmer's Wife. I know a couple of gals that gave up. Your fabrics are gorgeous. I just discovered the blog you mentioned through the block of the month blog tour which started yesterday.
Happy birthday to Naomi.

Kim said...

Swoon is coming along. It's going to be so pretty when it's done.

I have only gotten as far as purchasing the Farmer's Wife book--the quilting may take a bit longer. I really can't decide what I want to quilt. Your firt two squares look great. I love the keyhole in the center of the first.

Finally, Happy belated Birthday, Miss Naomi! 2?! Where did the time go?! I remember coming to see you after you had her and carrying her around during camp. She's getting so big :)

StarSpry said...

Your 2nd Swoon block is beautiful! I love the fabrics you're using for The Farmer's Wife quilt; your first 2 squares look great :)

Happy belated birthday to Naomi!! She looks adorable with her party hat.

Bea said...

Love these blocks. Happy birthday (late) Naomi!!