So far I seem to be continuing my Farmer's Wife obsession. After choosing fabrics last Thursday I took some prep work to do on Friday night at the "No Machine" Sit & Sew. Admittedly I didn't get too much done that night and Saturday night I watched the hockey game (and slept through the 2nd period, only to wake up to a 4-1 loss for the Leafs). Sunday I spent the day piecing by machine and enjoying a visit from friends and Sunday night I started doing some sashing and cornerstones - below is Block 1 - Attic Window with 4 sides of sashing and cornerstones....
Attic Window - Block 1
I realized that Block 6 was complete and appears below Block 1 in the quilt so....I did the attachment of Block 6 - Big Dipper to Block 1 -along with the setting triangle for this row....it's so exciting to see them start to fit together, even if it is only 2 blocks.
Block 6 - Big Dipper attached to Block 1 - Attic Window and sashed....
Since I had already completed Block 2 - Autumn TInts, I decided to do the side sashings getting the block ready to be attached to something.
Block 2 - Autumn Tints with sashing
That was all for Sunday night, but I was impressed with myself. Last night I really outdid myself and completed Block 3 - Basket and Block 5 - Bat Wings.....That puts me at 29 blocks done. (Only 82 to go....) If I keep up the pace I could actually get this done in about 5 years......maybe a few days sooner! Here's hoping!
Block 3 - Basket Block 5 - Bat Wings
Tonight I sorted all the blocks again and completed prepping and cutting Block 7 - Birds In The Air - 40 pieces. Seemed like it took forever but some of these blocks have a lot of small pieces. I now have 6 blocks ready to piece. Tomorrow night is a piecing night for me so we'll see what I can accomplish!
Block 7 - Birds In The Air
Of course, once the newsletter goes out and everyone starts signing up for those evening classes my plan goes to pot!!!! Oh well, like I said - 5 years! I'm okay with that and I am truly enjoying doing the hand work, it's relaxing, rewarding and just a complete joy to look forward to at the end of the day.
Have a great day everyone!