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

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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!)

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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

 

Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 2

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AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-14Betty & 20Caroline

You know you have a 'problem' when you anxiously await for weekly blocks to be announced.  Still wasn't able to work on them though until the end of last week.  Things have been crazy with building the house, getting orders done and working on the kid's Halloween costumes.  But I got them finished, and am pretty happy about how they turned out for the most part.

As I was watching the Facebook group and all the lovely blocks appear, and then reading some of the issues people were having, I was getting really nervous about these blocks.  I know how to do paper piecing, but I wasn't really ready to do that with these blocks. The set from the first week, I followed all the rotary cutting directions, and it was wonderful.  This week, however, I tried the templates from the book since there was no rotary directions for these blocks.  I printed them here and pasted them to cereal box cardboard to make them a little sturdier as I cut around them.  They worked wonderfully!

Here are week 2's blocks! Block 4 : #14 Betty

This block is made from butterfly material I used to make sheets for my sister's baby, white dandelion fabric being used in my sister's wedding quilt and the yellow herringbone is from one of my latest projects, a firefighter turnout bag. (more on that coming soon in a different post)  I like this block, still unsure on my fabric choice.  But I do like it.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-14Betty

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-14Betty Back

Block 5 : #20 Caroline

The fabrics used here are just random ones I had laying out from doing other small projects.  I really like how this combination came together.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-20Caroline

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-20Caroline back

Two weeks in and I am feeling wonderful that I decided to join this group.  So many lovely, and talented people!  Now on to Week 3!

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-14Betty & 20Caroline

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

 

Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 1

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Happy October!  It is getting cooler and the leaves are changing to their beautiful hues of yellow, orange, and red.  I am thoroughly enjoying the cooler, sweatshirt weather temps.  What is the start of autumn where you're at?  With this start of fall, I like many, many others, fell under the Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler spell.  This is the first quilt-a-long I have ever done and honestly, one week in and I am loving it.

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.  We are tackling the Farmer's Wife 1930's  Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.  So far it is proving to be a fun adventure.  I am enjoying the suspense of what new block will come, and seeing all the lovely blocks being made out of so many different fabrics.  What's even more amazing is there is people doing this quilt all across the world - which is just awesome!!

With out further ado, here are my blocks for the week. I have decided to use fabrics from my stash.  What  I was going to use, didn't ship out in enough time to make it for the start. (I've already got it planned for something thing else...no worries.  wink.wink)  Each of these fabrics are from projects that I have made.  Either for special gifts, for myself or fabrics I 'just can't live with out.'  Each have their own story much like the stories from the book.  I am also showing the back of the blocks.  For me, sometimes it helps to see how other's iron out their seams for blocks, because some of these seams just get a little crazy.

Block 1 : #Becky AddyLou Creates - FW1930s QAL - 12Becky

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s- 12Becky back

This block is made from random pieces I have picked up in my fabric store remnant shopping adventures.

Block 2 : #16 BonnieAddyLou Creates - FW1930s-16Bonnie

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-16Bonnie back

All of these fabrics were used to make items I used when I had my twin daughters (nursing pillow covers & diaper bag).  These are some of my absolute favorites.

Block 3 : #8 AuntAddyLou Creates - FW1930s-8Aunt

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-8Aunt

The pink floral fabrics was one I used to make one of my niece's crib sheets, and the green lattice fabric was used to make a quilt for my cousin for the birth of her daughter.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-Becky-Bonnie & Aunt

This quilt is going to be a fun, but a challenge for me.  I am a planner, I like things to match/coordinate and flow well.  So far I have been just pulling from my stash what semi-sort-of goes with the colors in the book or by how I feel that day.  This will be a true scrappy quilt and very much out of my comfort zone but so far I am liking how things are coming together.

I am excited though - for the challenge, the year-long of sewing something new every week, but most of all the meeting of wonderful people through this event.

Cheers all - we are off to a fantastic start!  Here's to another great week!

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

 

 

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags (Now Listed)

Happy Fall!  It makes me sad that summer went so quickly, but to be honest, I love fall.  I love sweatshirt weather, Purdue football games and watching the farmers harvest their crops.  This also means that Halloween is just around the corner.  I am not the biggest fan the 'scary' and 'disturbing' Halloween scenes.  I detest scary movies and their movie pre-views on the TV at night.  My brain is way to overactive and imaginative for all that. I do love the cutesy, and festive aspects of the holiday.  Cute costumes, little witches and goblins trick-or-treating.  Pumpkins, leaves candles - love all that too.  I am excited to start decorating with all things fall.  The kids are starting to put their requests in for their Halloween costumes.  So far requests are for Frankenstein, a Princess, and a Jedi, and who knows what the twins would like.  I think, I might be sewing for a while.

This brings to me to my latest project that I have been working on.  Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags.   They are now listed in the AddyLou Etsy Shop.  These are perfect for your little one trick-or-treating.   They come in 13 different styles. AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Spider Web

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Monster Face

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Happy Pumpkin

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Skeleton

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Ghost

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Black Cat

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Candy Corn

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Boo & Skulls 1

AddyLou Creates - Trick-or-Treat bags | Boo & Skulls 2

These are just a few of the cute Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bags I have for purchase in the Etsy Shop.  Head on over to see what more I have to offer!  Look under the HOLIDAY category to see all the Halloween Trick-or Treat Bags available.

Thanks for reading!