Block #31 Evening Star
Here I am in Marvelous March and I am thrilled it has turned out to be such and not Mayhem March. I have been able to work on some more of the March suggested Farmer's Wife blocks. I really love this block because it features my floral focal fabric with the blue I so love. No matter how many times I look at the book page diagram on the left I still see it differently each time. Talk about focus...good thing I am still mastering focus.
Block #34 Flock
I like this block as it utilizes my beloved floral and a soft gorgeous paisley in the light grey and that pop of black and white polka dot. Can you imagine some Canadian geese flying overhead? Or maybe some smaller birds heading back home after winter?
Block #103 Whirlwind
This block doesn't do much for me but it will add to my wall hanging. Speaking of my wall hanging I haven't decided how many blocks I am going to utilize in the finished size. So silly me I asked Mr. C and showed him some I had laid out on the table. He said nine blocks was the size he wanted. Nine? I have already made at least eighteen and have lots more to make. The wall is very large. This will need to be discussed again at a later date. I will probably make place mats or a table runner also so therefore I can continue making my Farmer's Wife Quilt blocks.
Block #51 Hovering Birds
This block really had me stumped. There are 22 cut pieces. No matter how I tried to lay them out in order to begin my stitching I just didn't get it right. Lots of de-stitching on this block. The angles of the triangles are a bit tricky and the long edge is not the same as the shorter edges. Geometry? Math? Not for me!
I called in the expert engineer, Mr. C, and consulted with him. Oh dear! What was I thinking?!! Of course he could see right away how it should be done and put together but I did know enough that there is a very specific sewing sequence and pressing sequence to this quilting career. Mr. C and I are complete opposites and with that said, he left the sewing room and I sewed. Together we got the block completed and I am very proud of it. He, by-the-way, thinks I am crazy to even do this quilt block challenge. That's me...crazy!
I shall link this to our QAL hostess, Donna of Brynwood Needleworks. She is amazing and you should see her beautiful blocks. You can also view lots of other's blocks in the group. The fabric selections are each unique and amazing.
Our weather was sunny for a day and now is very cloudy and cold again as we await rain and possible snow. Mr. C and I spent some very muddy hours in the yard this morning cleaning up weeds and debris and planning our new rose garden...now that we have our deer fence for this area.
Please share what you are busy with. I love to visit your blogs and see what you are creating. I adore reading the comments you leave. Blissful Inspirations...