Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful for many things. Quilting is one of them.



Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

I am very thankful for my family and my life with my great husband who puts up with my crazy quilting habit.

The Farmers Wife 1930's Quilt along is keeping me busy. I love it when they give out three blocks a week. I have even done a few extra.

This is Hope. Hope was not assigned. I did it in response to the terror attacks in Paris.



We were assigned Sara and I did this one first but realized that I did it kinda wrong. The middle 4 patch was supposed to be different fabric. I still like it and will add it to my growing pile of quilt blocks.


So here is the corrected Sara block. I like this one better. It has more contrast and shows the design better.


My daughter's name is Sarah so I had to do this one too. :-) This one I did with the Marti Michell templates. 
This Sarah (below) was done with paper piecing. I just LOVE the kittens in the pink fabric but the above block is better in my opinion because the solid red shows off the pin wheels and flying geese units. I continue to learn so much with this quilt along.

Patricia was assigned next. She was a breath of fresh air because she was so much easier than some we were doing. We started using set B of the Marti Michell templates with this block. 

Patience was another easy block assigned this week. She also used set B of the Marti Michell templates. 

The last one that was assigned this week was Grandma, She was a little harder but with the templates and instructions given by Marti Michell she went together well. 

I have been doing extra blocks just for practice and fun. This one is Priscilla. I paper pieced her. It was very strange to put together. There are three pieced that you paper piece together, then piece those three together but it wasn't just a straight seam to put them together and it made it very hard to get the points right on.  
I did this one just out of left over fabrics. I think I will call her Bella.



I am so thankful for Angie at GnomeAngel, the Fat Quarter Shop and Marti Michell who are all sponsoring this quilt along . Angie has put in so much of her time for FREE and I really appreciate it. I really don't think I would have made this quilt without her to spur me on. She does great tutorials and has coordinated other bloggers to do tutorials too which helps SO much. Thanks to all of them too. The Fat Quarter shop has been giving 10% off the materials for this quilt along and I have taken advantage of that more than once. :-)  Marti Michell is really good at her tutorials and the way these templates work is amazing. The precision you get with piecing is so exact because the engineered corners on the templates. She shows you how to make it easy and these templates can be used a multitude of quilt blocks. I just love them. And No, I am not being sponsored by any of them. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving.