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Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 7

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AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7 #2 Aimee & #76 Nancy

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7 #2 Aimee & #76 Nancy

I was able get my blocks done for the Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler very quickly, but getting pictures and writing this has been difficult.  Between finding the time and chasing the daylight I finally got it done, I think just in time to link up for last week.  So without further ado.

Block 16 : #2 Aimee

I loved this block.  I love the colors, the fabric I've got going on.  And the fact that it came out the right size and most of my point lined up.  I did paper piece from the printout in the book.  Which I believe is why this came together so easily for me.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7-#2Aimee

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7-#2Aimee

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7-#2Aimee back

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7-#2Aimee back

Block 17 : #76 Nancy

I also paper pieced Nancy.  I love the fabric in this, although, I am not sure it came out the best that I had thought it would in my head.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7-#76Nancy

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7-#76Nancy

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7-#76Nancy back

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7-#76Nancy back

(excuse this absolutely terrible pic, I had put everything away  before realizing that it didn't focus.)

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7 #2 Aimee & #76 Nancy

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk7 #2 Aimee & #76 Nancy

Week 8 is almost ready to be posted, but that will have to wait until next week!  Have a great weekend everyone!

P.S. - If you'd like to follow me and see what else I've been up to, check out my Facebook or Instagram.

P.S.S. -This quilt-a-long is being put on by Fat Quarter Shop &  the lovely lady behind Gnome Angel with the help of some other amazing bloggers.  Following the Farmer's Wife 1930's  Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.

P.S.S.S  - Linking up with Gnome Angel for her THE FARMER'S WIFE 1930'S SAMPLER QUILT SEW-ALONG LINK PARTY 

You can check out my other Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler Posts here:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 6

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Three blocks this week!  Woohoo!  We are now up to 15 of the 99 blocks done.  Still a long ways to go, but making great progress.  This weeks blocks were so much fun.  And I didn't have to un-pick anything so that made this week all the better.

Block 13 : #1 Addie

This block I took my time on.  Fussy cut the center and all the accent point tips.  Probably took longer than it needed to take, but I love how it turned out.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-1Addie AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-1Addie back

Block 114 : #57 Margaret

This block had some special meaning to me.  My mother IS the 'Farmer's Wife.'  And to top it off her name is Margaret.  She is the most wonderful woman, mother, wife, friend ever!  I happened to be over there the day that the block was released.  We were supposed to be helping rack leaves at a Great Aunt & Uncle's house, but being the farmer's wife/mother & me the daughter, we were sent on an errand to help move grain trucks on our family farm. They were at the height of harvest, so off we went to help out.  So as thank you for all that she does, I had her request the colors for this block.  Her choice: Red & Black.  I think I took care of that quite well.  Throwing in the tractors, red gingham & black with silver dots (an ode to her beautiful silver hair...she's gonna hate me for that one) all makes this my mother's block.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-57Margaret AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-57Margaret

 

Block 15 - #62 Milly

Milly is here.  I liked this block.  Although, I think my color combination may have looked better in my head.  All in all, I like how it came out. I am really a fan of the simplicity of the triangles.  These last two blocks came together so quickly and neatly.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-62Milly AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-62Milly

On to week 7!  I am looking forward to the new challenges and seeing all  the other blocks & fabric combinations from everyone else.  Month two of this Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt along is starting off wonderfully!!!

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-1Addie, 57Margaret, 62Milly

Here are my first months worth of blocks:

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-7140

Including this week's trio!  This quilt is going to be totally random in colors, and I am loving how it is looking thus far.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6-7141

P.S. - If you'd like to follow me and see what else I've been up to, check out my Facebook or Instagram.

P.S.S. -This quilt-a-long is being put on by Fat Quarter Shop &  the lovely lady behind Gnome Angel with the help of some other amazing bloggers.  Following the Farmer's Wife 1930's  Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.

P.S.S.S  - Linking up with Gnome Angel for her THE FARMER'S WIFE 1930'S SAMPLER QUILT SEW-ALONG LINK PARTY This week is Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler BINGO!  With blocks : #1 Addie, #8 Aunt, #16 Bonnie, #24 Coral and #94 Susannah.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk6, #1 Addie, #8 Aunt, #16 Bonnie, #24 Coral and #94 Susannah.

You can check out my other Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler Posts here:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5

Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 5

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AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk5- 41Granny & 45Jenny

Another two blocks in the books!  I am not sure I how I was able to get these accomplished with all the sewing for Halloween I did and not to mention, all the stocking orders I had waiting to be sewn.  I got week 5's Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler blocks finished.

Block 11 : #41 Granny

This block and I were not getting along as well as I would have liked.  I used the paper piecing method for this one, thinking that it would help me keep seams straighter and make it go together easier.  Not sure how or why I came to that conclusion after reading everyone else's posts on the block.  But soon I joined the ranks of Granny's wrath.  I made this one twice.  The first time, I wasn't pay attention and sewed the block all back wards.  The second time, I got it all together, and realized that there was a large cut in one of the blocks.  There was no hiding it.  So, I unpicked the first and put it together.  It came  out OK.  Not sure on the choice of colors/fabrics I used.  But it was done, seams matched up the best that I could get them to, and I was sticking with it.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk5- 41Granny

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk5-41Granny Back

Block 12 : #45 Jenny

Jenny went together so much easier for me.  I am pretty sure it took more time to pic out the colors than anything for this one.  I am enjoying how the birds came to play in it and the colors.  I used the templates from the book to make this block.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk5-45 Jenny

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk5-45 Jenny back

 

Week 6 here I come!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween last weekend.  Ours was great albeit a little cold and rainy.  Though it didn't seem to bother the kids any who wanted to trick-or-treat no matter what.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk5-41 Granny & 45 Jenny

P.S. - If you'd like to follow me and see what else I've been up to, check out my Facebook or Instagram.

P.S.S. -This quilt-a-long is being put on by Fat Quarter Shop &  the lovely lady behind Gnome Angel with the help of some other amazing bloggers.  Following the Farmer's Wife 1930's  Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.

P.S.S.S  - Linking up with Gnome Angel for her THE FARMER'S WIFE 1930'S SAMPLER QUILT SEW-ALONG LINK PARTY (Just looked at all the amazing blocks again from last week....My #13 Belle was featured!  Thank you Angie!)

You can check out my other Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler Posts here:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

 

Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 4

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Wow!  This week was exciting!  Three more blocks done!  Although not without some frustrations.  That being said, I am happy with how all my blocks are coming together.  Here are the blocks from week 4 since I am slightly behind posting, now that we are at the end of week 5.  All of my Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler blocks this week were cut using the templates from the book.

Block 8 : #78 Old Maid

Made from some Amy Butler and some other scraps.  I love the colors on this one  Although, for what ever reason, this one and I didn't get along well.  The first time I made it, I gained a half-inch. Not sure what or how that happened.  Second time was better, but still a little big.  Oh, well.  Quilting is not perfect, right??

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk4-78 Old Maid

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk4-78 Old Maid back

Block 9 : #94 Susannah

Next came Susannah.  I liked this one.  It came together quickly and easily, after I figured out I had to cut each of the accent fabrics separately to have them all going the same direction.  I used some fabrics that I have used in various baby blankets that I have made for my etsy shop.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk4-94 Susannah

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk4-94 Susannah back

Block 10 - #49 Katherine

And one more this week!  I like how this one came out as well.  It again took me a bit to realize how to cut the fabric with the templates so that all the pieces would be the correct direction.  This is made with scrap fabrics from my stash.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk4-49 Katherine

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk4-49 Katherine

Now on to write week 5's post.  Have a wonderful Halloween all!  Posts on the kids costumes to come!  That is part of the reason I was behind....sewing costumes for five littles takes a lot of time!

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk4-78Old Maid, 94 Susannah, 49 Katherine

P.S. - If you'd like to follow me and see what else I've been up to, check out my Facebook or Instagram.

P.S.S. -This quilt-a-long is being put on by Fat Quarter Shop &  the lovely lady behind Gnome Angel with the help of some other amazing bloggers.  Following the Farmer's Wife 1930's  Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.

P.S.S.S  - Linking up with Gnome Angel for her THE FARMER'S WIFE 1930'S SAMPLER QUILT SEW-ALONG LINK PARTY (Just looked at all the amazing blocks again from last week....My #13 Belle was featured!  Thank you Angie!)

You can check out my other Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler Posts here:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3

 

Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 3

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AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-wk3 13belle & 24coralWeek 3 has come and gone.  We are now into week 4, I haven't even started this week's Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler blocks.  Life has been crazy.  Meetings for the house -which is coming along beautifully.  School events, and sick kids (yuck!).  Canning the last of the summer & fall's bounty. All this have prevented me from getting much sewing done.  That is on the plan for the next few days here.

Last week's blocks and I had some arguments.  There may have been some wine drank post production to ease the frustration.

First being 'Belle.' I have never done a y-seam...none the less had any idea what it was.  Again, seeing the horror stories being posted scared me.  I will say started thinking I could do it on my own.  I got to a certain point and then got stuck.  So I followed the tutorial that Ms Midge had posted, and voila! I had an almost perfect Betty block the first time around even though there was a few picking out of seams to get it right.

Block 6 : #13 Belle

Made from fabric I have used on aprons for my sisters.  I love the print on this one.  Did a little fussy cutting on the bigger flower sections to get them to match like that.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 #13Belle

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 #13Belle back

Not the prettiest of backs, but it was done. haha.

The second block for the week was 'Coral'.  Apparently her and I were not meant to be friends.  I have no idea what was going on.  The first time I made it - she was beautiful - perfect points, all came together great.  Until I measured, and then I realized I was 1/4" off.  I think this may have been because the seams came out to about 3/8" instead of the scant 1/4".  GRR.  The second time wasn't any better.  Still trying to figure it out, but somehow it was stretching everywhere and wouldn't become square.  So third time was a semi-sorta charm.  It was done.  Came out to the 6 1/2" unfinished block it was supposed to be.  Although, I am pretty sure my tips are going to disappear when the quilt is sewn together, but oh well.  I was tired of trying.

Block 7 : #24 Coral

Used some Amy Butler I had laying around.  And the green was from the bumper pads my mom made for my babies.  I love the color combination on this one. Just wished I didn't have to make it so many times.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 #24Coral

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 #24Coral back

Now on to the Week 4 blocks that I am getting behind on!

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 (7 of 7)

P.S. - If you'd like to follow me and see what else I've been up to, check out my Facebook or Instagram.

P.S.S. -This quilt-a-long is being put on by Fat Quarter Shop &  the lovely lady behind Gnome Angel with the help of some other amazing bloggers.  Following the Farmer's Wife 1930's  Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.

P.S.S.S  - Linking up with Gnome Angel for her THE FARMER'S WIFE 1930'S SAMPLER QUILT SEW-ALONG LINK PARTY (I just realized that I was featured for week 2 blocks in my Betty!  Yippee! I am way more excited than I should be :) Thank you Angie!)

You can check out my other Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler Posts here:

Week 1 | Week 2