Swoon Block #2 is complete. Isn't she a beauty!:
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.
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!
Wishing you an equally wonderful weekend,