Thursday, July 12, 2012

FWQ

Well, first I want to thank you for all of the well wishes you guys left me with regards to the fire that was so close to our home last week.  The fire definitely added a little excitement to our summer but luckily we were not in any immediate danger.  As I wrote my last post (on the third day of the fire) we were blessed with hours and hours of rain that our state so desperately needed.  I think the fire is finally out now but firefighters are still keeping a close eye on things.  We had another flare up two nights ago but I couldn't see anything yesterday so I am crossing my fingers that they got the last of it put out.  I know there have been many others that have experienced similar things (or worse) so we are counting our blessings at this time.

In the craziness of the fire and getting ready for a family vacation to Montana I have managed to get three more blocks done on my Farmer's Wife Quilt.

The first is #29 (Economy)

I was excited to use some of this new red and white chevron fabric I bought recently but now I'm not sure if I like it here in the middle of this economy block.  I know it's just plain lazy of me (I am not really one for re-doing things unless they just completely won't work) so I will probably end up leaving this block "as is".  The chevron and the dots are just a little too busy for me though.

The next block I made was #6 (Big Dipper)

And the last block I made was #69 (Practical Orchard)

These all were relatively easy but I should be moving on to some harder ones in the next month or so (eek!)


So now that you can see #29 in perspective to the others do you say yay or nay on the chevron?  I think that makes 23 finished now so I only have 5400 more to go!  Oh - I mean 88.  That's soooo many though... hellllp meeee!

17 comments:

Sandy D said...

First glad to here you are not in any danger any longer.We live in Bristol,Quebec Canada and our area is also experiencing record dry spell. We have had no rain for weeks and the crops are suffering and in danger of being a write off.
Now on to happier things like your blocks they are awesome.The reds and red/white are great.Have a good vacation.

mmedendorp said...

Glad everything turned out okay.

I happen to really like the chevron's. Looks awesome.

mmedendorp said...

I am so glad to hear that everything turned out all right and everyone is okay.

I also really kind of like the chevron. I think it looks great!

jlgwyn said...

I vote to keep it. You have so many more to go, you may find that you like it later. BUT, ... I think it is cute and I like the contrast of prints. But it is ultimately your creation and you need to be happy with it. All the best!

b davis said...

looking good! It is going to be so lovely finished.

Maria said...

I'm so happy you are all safe and hope you have a wonderful holiday. I love all your blocks and the chevron one looks great too. It adds more interest.

Cherie said...

Glad to hear you're safe!
Great looking blocks! Just keep sewing, you'll get there =D

Sew Much Good said...

Still like the Chevron. I think it's one of those 'zingers' that a sampler quilt needs. . . especially one with 5400. . . er 111 blocks needs.

Jackie said...

I say YAY to the chevron! It's my favorite!

So glad to hear you are well and safe and have had some rain.

Maureen said...

Good to hear the fires have subsided & everyone is safe. Your blocks are fantastic! I love red & white. I say yay & nay to the block with the chevron. I agree it adds interest but my immediate take on it was that it seemed a tad more "modern" than the others photographed with it. Either way you go, it will look great because all your work is fabulous!
Maureen

Sooli said...

Coming from Adelaide in South Australia which is very dry and very hot in summer I'm glad to hear the fires were put out and that you had some rain. We don't get that much rain even in winter so it sounds good to me!

I love your red chevron block. I think the plain red between the spots and the chevron calms it down perfectly. You'd be surprised how quickly the blocks will be made when you do 2 or 3 a week you'll suddenly discover you've only got a few to go!

Melissa said...

The Chevron block is my favorite! I probably would not have been brave enough to use it, but I am glad you did, cause it totally works! I am going to look for some chevron fabric for myself.

LuLu said...

I think they look great Amber. I love the chevron. Your quilt is coming right along isn't it? Keep it up girl!

Sara Amerine said...

Glad your safe!

I think compared to the others the chevron block might be a little busy. But by it's self I think it's a nice design.

Prairie Stitcher said...

Dear Amber: I'm a new follower and just wanted to stop by and say how glad I am you escaped the fire danger. We live in a small town in the middle of sage brush and dryland wheat farming. Fire is always a concern in our semi-arid country. I hope you will continue to be safe. I love the blocks for your red and white quilt. I hopt you'll drop by and follow and visit with me. Keep on stitching!

Nancy B said...

I think your chevron displays a lot of energy. Put it smack dab in the middle of your quilt and all the ones around it will be energized, too. LOL
Great job!

victoria said...

Hi Amber - also a new follower here. I love the chevron block as well. But I also agree with some of the other comments about waiting to see how it ties in with the rest of your blocks. Can the chevron print be used in another block or the larger polka dot? I find that it sometimes helps to tie it into the overall feel. I love the boldness of it and and agree with SEW MUCH GOOD that it's a zinger block but also with MAUREEN that it looks it bit more modern but that's only because we are seeing it with only three of your 111 finished blocks. Just keep sewing and see how you feel about it when you get more done. It already looks like it's going to be stunning!