Okay, I really have to make a list of my priorities vis a vis the "other" stuff that has to be done besides my current obsession with The Farmer's Wife. That having been said, I continue to progress with lightening speed on these gorgeous blocks.....
I have 7 more blocks to show off which brings my total up to 49, almost halfway through the 111 blocks for this quilt....
My last group of 5 blocks is completed. I was doing those in numerical order and completed the last 3 in that group....
Block # 19 - Checkerboard (25 pieces)
Block # 22 - Corn & Beans (44 pieces)
Block # 24 - Country Path (35 pieces)
That completed my 5 block group. I then cut out some sashing pieces to add to my collection. I now have 92 of 255. Slowly the pile grows.
My next group of 5 blocks is for the next row to add to the completed quilt top, I spent a day prepping, marking and cutting and then went crazy working on them - finished 4 yesterday and the 5th one today, In the order that they will appear....
Block # 67 - Pine Tree (42 pieces)
Block #46 - Hill & Valley (16 pieces)
Block #88 - Star of Hope (18 pieces)
Block #98 - Waterwheel (28 pieces)
Block #68 - Postage Stamp (36 pieces)
I will now begin to construct the row adding sashing and cornerstones. I will also add Block #11 - Broken Dishes (32 pieces) which was completed January 25, 2010, way back at the beginning of this project. The last block on the row is number #33 which will be done in my next group of 5 blocks which still need to be prepped.
I am finding the hand piecing of these blocks very therapeutic and rewarding. I look forward to the choosing of fabrics, the marking, the cutting and the piecing. It takes my mind off of the daily stress and a great deal of the problems I am currently facing. The problem is, I also have other projects and priorities that need to be addressed. Tonight I came home and finally decided to get cracking on some of the machine work I need to do. I was working on my 9 Patch Exchange before I got stuck into The Farmer's Wife, amongst other things.
I have found that when Jonathan is working, usually 2 days on and 2 days off, I can get a good deal of machine work done. I need to take advantage of that time and get some of the big projects done. Since he was working tonight I managed to get some of the machine applique done on one of my projects. He's working again tomorrow night so I hope to continue that as well as work on Amish With A Twist. You can see my progress on Amish at the www.cockadoodlequilts.blogspot.com.
Have a great day everyone.