Karen on January 16th, 2012

Well I took a break yesterday and plan to again today from both Joseph’s Coat and Star Crazy.  Instead I spent off and on all day yesterday and will again today – Monday working on putting together the Farmer’s Wife blocks!

I got a lot done on Sunday.  I have all the blocks organized and sashing on.  Today I need to put all the half square triangles in place and then sew the rows together.  From there I will decide about a border.

Early in the afternoon Sunday this is what it looked like.  The black just really makes these color pop I think.

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Monday morning I am this far,  I am delighted with the progress made.  Some of the blocks I am not satisfied with as they had a bit of black on the outside edges of the blocks and the sashing is black also.  The black is a different color of black – but there you go.  I am working with fabric on the shelves and I’m not buying anything new.  One of the blocks that looks black is actually a dark green but that doesn’t show in the photo and one has a tiny print of pink in it which also doesn’t show up in the photo.  When working with scrappy blocks though you can’t always find a color that you haven’t used – especially not always having it in your stash.  I can live with this quite easily.

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Run on over to Judy at Patchwork Times and see what everyone else is working on today.

These nice open white blocks in between the scrappy blocks will have a nice quilted motif of some sort on them to stand out.

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