Friday, March 23, 2012
Farmer's Wife in Your Life
I enjoyed following along with the blog hop hosted by Sunni at Love Affair with my Brother and finding many sources of inspiration for these delightful blocks. You could use blocks from the book - which I don't have but these wonderful ladies shared spotlights - or you could use any 6.5" block. I played with two blocks shared from the book and one from Quilter's Cache (maybe it's in the book).
I wanted to find a use for some abandoned charms and this was a perfect fit for them. The classic Churn Dash block.
They became perfect pockets for an armchair pincushion keep. Even orphan charms were used for the pincushion.
And left overs from last month's Schnibbles became the base, backing and binding. Even a bit of trimmed batt was used up.
The next try at using those orphan charms. Another classic heritage block - the Bow Tie.
Just a fun pillow to match my afghan. And again, a bit of recycling as I used a Christmas pillow, just made my Bow Tie with a placket back so I could slip this pillow form right in. The pillow no longer is in storage and I didn't need to purchase another.
This was our inspiration in the Color Challenge for PatchWork Times and I thought it would be great to combine these two challenges, so went to a wonderful block source - The Quilter's Cache.
I chose the block - Cock's Comb - for my next project. I am also following the Free Motion Quilting Challenge and thought I would dress up that plain notebook. I used some 'period' fabrics for the cover and block, but had some fun with the back.
I like to show I have a sense of humor - so just had to use this chicken fabric with this block. Hey, the chicks have to be with the rooster.
And I put a few different size pockets on the inside cover slides. I can keep any templates, pencils, etc... on hand. And my notes, sketches, printouts are in protective sleeves. Now I have a more inspiring notebook. Hope it improves my free motion quilting!
Thank you for stopping by and please visit the other entrants in the 'Farmer's Wife' challenge.