Thursday, November 8, 2012

Red and White Farmer's Wife Update

I've been farming my little heart out lately and 
I have 11 new blocks to show you 
(I know, get ready for lots of pictures).  


But first, I wonder ~ 
Why do we feel it's necessary to show a picture of each block?  


It seems a little weird.  If I make all 111 blocks then that's alot of Farmer's Wife pictures and posts!  Do any of you get tired of hearing about Farmer's Wife?  Do I dare ask? :)

 I see lots of bloggers doing it (sharing photos of each block).
And the little 6" blocks are awfully cute.
And some of them are quite the feat that it's so tempting to shout to the world, "Look what I made!"  
So I guess I'll follow the pack.  
Hopefully you don't mind???


Have I mentioned the tools I've been loving for this project lately?


Getting my FW book spiral bound has been a lifesaver (to my book and my sanity!  It only cost about $3 to do at my local UPS store).

And my little swival mat is my MOST favorite-ist thing ever.  I really, really love it.  It was SO worth the $9 or so (with a 40% off coupon) that I spent at JoAnns and it saves me a ton of time!  I use to waste so much time repositioning all those dang pieces and templates!  I love it!

So...
Care to see my blocks?


#93 Swallow


#60 Noon & Light


#53 Jackknife


#1 Attic Windows


#39 Friendship


#108 Windmill (easiest block EVER!)


#94 Tall Pine Tree

 
#52 Hovering Hawks


#33 Farmer's Puzzle


#13 Buckwheat


#30 End of Day

They were all pretty simple this month so I was able to get all 9 blocks done (plus I had a couple other ones from last month that I hadn't showed you yet).  That never happens.  Usually I'm lucky to get two done!


So.  That's it for now!  Now I think it's time to take a little break from farming.  And I really mean little.  Or else I'll never finish!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Amber

35 comments:

Lesley said...

These blocks are wonderful! I love each and every one and hope you will continue to show each and every one! Great idea about making the book spiral bound...may have to check into this!

Karen M said...

I love the red and white color theme. I wish I had thought of that when I started mine. It will be a stunning quilt when it is finished.

Caroline said...

I love seeing all of your blocks, so keep up the pictures!! I love the red/white look. Did you prewash your red fabrics so they don't bleed when you go to wash it? Just curious, would love to do a red/white color quilt:)

Thimbleanna said...

They're beautiful Amber. I think your version is the only red and white version I've seen out there and I love it!

Amber said...

Caroline,

I did pre-wash them this time. I usually don't pre-wash my fabrics but with the high contrast in this quilt, I decided I'd rather be safe than sorry. And, just in case I missed a few, I will probably use Detayne and/or Shout Color Catchers as well.

Thanks for stopping by!
Amber

Holli said...

I love your blocks - and ALL the pictures! This is going to be a gorgeous quilt - I'm inspired to start farming myself (not sure where on the list of 6,734,948 projects I'll put it though)!

ytsmom said...

I really like the red and white. How many different reds are you using?

luv2quilt2 said...

Your blocks are lovely and I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures. I was hardly blogging when I was making mine, so I didn't share much, but I always love seeing what others are doing. Keep up the good work!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Amo isso!Estou fazendo em papel inglês.Pronta para começar na máquina,mais encomendas.Sempre digo que este livro é,foi e será o melhor investimento.Poste outras fotos,eu amo mesmo ver em todas as cores que estão aparecendo.Beijo.

Derrith said...

I loved every single block!

LynCC said...

This will be SO AWESOME. :)

Kelsey said...

SO beautiful! Love the red and white and I love seeing all the pictures you share so keep it up :)

Jaci said...

I love seeing a picture of every block! Great idea with the spiral bound book, I will be having mine done now!

Patchwork and Play said...

Your quilt is going to be stunning! And we love seeing block 'star' in its very own photo!

Connie said...

Beautiful, beautiful, Amber--as always! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt--all 111 blocks!

Jay said...

These are all just great...can't wait to see the final quilt!!

Lis said...

Keep them coming I love to see them! Maybe one day I will do this little quilt!

Michell Krawczyk said...

I love the blocks and enjoy looking at every one. Good idea about getting book spiral bound to0.

Jackie said...

I never tire of seeing FW blocks. Never! I even go to the flickr group regularly and look at the ones posted there.

I've loved your red and white blocks from the first picture you shared. Gorgeous!

Beth said...

HI!
I really enjoy seeing the blocks one at a time - it is a great way to appreciate the fabrics and detail of each one. Congrats on all you have reaped from the "farm"!

Wendy said...

The blocks are fantastic and I love the red and white.

Leah said...

Love the blocks! Never get bored seeing them. I love your reds! I may just copy you when I finally jump on the farmers band wagon. :)

Sharon said...

Your blocks are fabulous, I just got one of those small rotating mats at Joann's with the 40% off and what a great idea to spiral the book -- I'll have to get to UPS and do mine.

dc4881b2-2a43-11e2-a149-000bcdcb471e said...

j'aime beaucoup , moi aussi je le fais mais j'en suis a 18 blocs

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Your blocks look great. And I never get tired of seeing pics of each block. So much goes into just one block it appears so show off you hard work I say! Excellent job!

beaquilter said...

love your red and white theme

Bev said...

I LOVE your FW blocks! I'm one of the people who take a pic of every block and post it on my blog. I worry (kind of) about people getting tired of seeing every block but I like having a record. I've actually started taking a pic of every block for every quilt I'm working on. I figure my followers will still come back because I always have a great giveaway going-heh heh. Anyway, I think you're doing an AWESOME job and your blocks are beautiful!

Cheery wave!
Bev

Kindred Quilts said...

I just recently purchased TFW sampler block book, and I've only made 3 blocks so far... going to look into adding spirals to the book-great idea! Please keep showing all of your blocks! Your quilt will be stunning in the red and white theme!

Carol said...

I think it is gorgeous, and I truly wouldn't mind seeing every single square!

Colette said...

I don't think I will ever get tired of seeing the variety of blocks from The Farmer's Wife. Color combinations, some with very modern fabric, some made with scraps they are all wonderful. Oh and yeah you have the right to brag some of these six inch blocks have 50+ pieces in them so when you have completed one and it is totally awesome you deserve to brag!

Kathy said...

I just bought this book a couple weeks ago and am now very inspired to get started on a FW quilt...and Thank You for the great tip on having the book spiral bound...

Beverly said...

I love each and every one of them and so glad you showed each one and then them all together. The way you have used all shades of red looks so good and makes the two color quilt more interesting.
Thanks for sharing about getting a book spiral bound at UPS. I didn't know that. Also, the little swivel mat is a must on my list. I had a larger one once...wonder what happened to that?

Diane said...

Love seeing the blocks! I bought the book last summer... actually it may have been 18 months ago, and have not sewn a one, but may run out and get it spiral bound now :)

punkypurls said...

Love the blocks and thanks for the tip on getting the book spiral bound, going to do this next week!

Dawn said...

This quilt is going to be stunning! I also love your quilt cabinet - I wish mine had glass doors. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!