Monday, October 3, 2011

Farmers Wife Double Take...with sewing included! read it correctly :)

After some major sewing withdrawals, I got serious in my hunt for the missing foot pedal for my "spare" sewing machine...then I had to find the instruction manual...and then buy a 1/4 inch foot to fit this machine. Then, and only then, did I attempt to sew my Farmers Wife blocks :)

It's kind of cute, don't you think? This sewing machine has an embroidery attachment, and I used it lots when my children were small. For a while there, Pooh Bear was on everything they wore :) Then I branched out and bought more computer memory cards for it...hours and hours of embroidery fun was had, but I had never used it to actually construct anything.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and while it will never be my beloved Janome, it got the job done!

First up, the blocks I showed you in pieces a couple of posts ago....all sewn together this time. Block 23, Country Farm...

...and Block 24, Country Path.

I've cheated a bit with last Fridays blocks, and skipped over to Blocks 29 and 30...they had much simpler construction (and far fewer pieces) and Pooh Bear is not quite as co-operative on seam matching as my usual sewing machine.

Block number 29, Economy, turned out very very busy...

...not sure I like it, but I'll see how it looks when I lay out the blocks next time :)

And Block 30, End of Day...

...which I love. So glad I added some extra polkadots into the mix :)
That's Farmers Wife up-to-date for now...phew!

Have an awesome day...and thanks for visiting.

TTFN xxx


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Glad you managed to get some actual sewing time in! Love the latest blocks - it is growing quickly:)

Anonymous said...

The blocks are so pretty. The machine is small like a Featherweight, fun to sew on.

Farm Girl said...

It's great what a difference a sewing machine actually makes to these blocks...LOL
They are awesome, End of Day is my favourite of this lot!

Hope said...

Yay! Glad you got to sew your Bocks together. They're looking good.

Beertje Zonn said...

Teh blocks are lovely!

Kind regards,

Beertje Zonn

Hope said...

Ah, that was Economy take 1. I do like take 2 better, but can't you save this one somehow?