Sunday, November 4, 2012

Farmers Wife...a mini revolution!

As you probably know, I've been making Farmers Wife blocks for quite a while now...as in over a year ;)

In all that time, I've been using a paper version of the templates,  pinning them to my fabrics, and cutting each individual shape with scissors.

NOT ANY MORE!


I was lucky enough to receive a little bonus from my work, and decided to go all out and shout myself a mini rotary cutter, a mini patchwork ruler, and a mini cutting mat! Apart from the obvious cute factor  :)  they have revolutionized by whole FW process...multiple blocks are being cut all at once, AND they are very very accurate....love that!

So today I can share 3 blocks (and I am pumped to make more!)

Block 58 Mothers Dream...


...and Block 57 Morning...
 ...which, like mornings themselves, was not my best. I am really NOT a morning person :)

I went back and remade Block 34 Flock, because the original didn't have any white...

...and ALL blocks must have white!


I now have a total of 69 blocks made, with 42 to go...I'm on the downhill run to a finish...WOOOHOOOOO!

Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday

TTFN xxx

6 comments:

Hope said...

Really?? Scissors for all those pieces! I had been using my normal rotary cutter and mat, and oh so carefully cutting around paper templates. Then I graduated to cereal box templates instead of paper. :)

Pretty blocks! It is wonderful you're able to get them done more quickly now. :) Nearly done!

laurajane said...

Nice pile of blocks,Scissors.....I can't cut a straight line with scissors haha.xx

Linda said...

Yippee over half way, I can't believe you have been doing this for over a year and yes they need white.
Xx

Noela said...

Wow, cutting them with scissors you have been very good to get so many done. I don't seem to cut well with scissors. Your blocks look great. It's always good to be on the downhill run.
Hugs......

Stacey said...

Hurray! Your blocks are beautiful, I really want to do a FWQ, but I'm not brave enough (yet). Love that little rotary cutter, what a difference it must make! x

Tracey said...

These blocks are just wonderful Susan and congrats on your new purchases. You so deserve them.
looking forward to the end and seeing that beautiful quilt.
love me :-)