Saturday, October 3, 2015
I can't believe it has been so long since I last blogged! It was a crazy busy summer and so far has also been a crazy busy start to the school year for us. My youngest has had a hard time adjusting to our new schedule, but slowly things are improving.
Well now that I am back, the first thing I decided to do was join a quilt along. Angie from the Gnome Angel is hosting the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew Along.
The fabric that I am going to use throughout the quilt along will be from Bonnie & Camille. I decided to stick to one designer, but am using a bunch of their fabric lines such as Vintage Modern, Scrumptious, Daysail and Vintage Picnic. I have to wait to use the Vintage Picnic line because that one does not come out until February 2016.
I will be hand piecing these blocks because I wanted to make this quilt like someone would in the 1930's. I have never hand pieced before, so I am going to leave myself open to use my sewing machine if I get too far behind. I have totally enjoyed this process. It is a great thing for me to do while I watch TV with my children and my husband. I feel like I can spend some quality time with them as well as enjoy something that I love as well. It also helps that all the new Fall shows are coming out too!
So first up is Block #12 - Becky.
It turned out perfect! Again I highly recommend hand piecing. It is very therapeutic and relaxing. Here is the second block #16 - Bonnie. I really like how this block turned out as well.
I didn't complete the 3rd block #8 - Aunt, but will get caught up sometime next week.
Linking up to the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew Along hosted by Angie from the Gnome Angel.