I’ve been watching with interest and growing curiosity about the Farmer’s Wife QAL that is popping up all over Blogland. You know how it is, when you’re on a finishing up marathon. Something catches your eye and before you know it, you’re in! I happened to spot the book in a fabric shop last week and I have to confess that judging by the cover, I wouldn’t have normally given it a second glance, but having seen some of the modern interpretations in the Flickr group I knew it didn’t have to be in any way traditional. The following morning I went on to Amazon to buy the book and decided on a whim to download the Kindle version for instant gratification.
I then spent a good while reading through the Flickr group discussion and I was well and truly hooked. Two blocks a week sounds manageable and I am hoping that by doing perhaps some of the easier ones first, I could catch up.
Until this morning, I had no idea what fabrics to use but I’d seen a comment on the Fat Quarterly blog about using whatever you felt like on the day and thought that sounded like the way to go. Looking in one of my fabric boxes, I found an unopened bag of these Momo Wonderland fat quarters and made an instant decision to use them. Once they have gone, there is plenty in my stash that will fit in with them, I think.
In spite of having made probably 10 quilts to date, I have never made a half square triangle! Throwing myself in at the deep end, I set about making 24 1” square hst’s, carefully following Carla’s instructions.
Am I pleased? I’ll say! I don’t know exactly how long it took me but I do know that I ate lunch somewhere in the middle.
Before I knew it, the second one had been made as if by magic!
Oh, and while I was busy, the postman delivered the backing and batting for my Babette quilt so it’s back to the UFO’s for the rest of the week.