Friday, 30 August 2013

Three FWQ blocks and the August Round-Up

I've spent most of this week doing things other than sewing.  My garage has been cleared of so much rubbish and junk that I can now get to the back of it.  A job that has been long overdue.  Not finished completely, but nearly there.  I've managed a little bit of sewing, just three blocks for my FWQ.

#98 - Waterwheel



# 102 - Whirlpool

# 107 Windblown Square

# 112 - Thrift

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that the last block here is #112, but the book only has 111 blocks in it.  I'm getting a bit low on fabric as I'm using a Layer Cake, with a bit of extra yardage, for these FWQ blocks so I was searching through the scraps and noticed I had some HST's that had been trimmed off when I made  some stitch and flip corners, so I've designed my own block to use them up and called it Thrift.   

August does seem to have flown by.  The lovely weather we have had has been so welcome after what seemed to have been such a long winter.  I've tried to spend as much time as I could out in the fresh air so my round-up for the month might seem a bit sparse, but I have enjoyed using up the scraps and crumbs from the Chambray Rose collection for my Scrap Challenge.  I'm still working on my Leader & Ender project, and I've managed a bit of hand quilting on a few cooler evenings.  So here's the short list:

16 Farmer's Wife Quilt blocks
2 small scrappy coasters for my computer table
1 runner made from crumb blocks for my bedroom chest
1 bag for daughter's birthday


19 comments:

  1. Your blocks are so pretty.

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  2. Love the blocks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Crazy Mom Finish Up Friday. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  3. lovely blocks one of which was new to me so now on my to do list

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  4. Gorgeous blocks and well done on creating your own design!

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  5. You have chosen some great fabrics!

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  6. Your FW blocks are lovely! So many pieces. I am stalled at the moment on mine....

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  7. I'm always amazing at those who tackle the Farmer's Wfe! Your blocks are beautiful!

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  8. I love the runner for your bedroom chest! I also have one of those on my To Do List.

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  9. More gorgeous blocks! I really like 112!

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  10. I love the wellies fabric - makes a great bag.

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  11. those FWQ blocks are lovely, it's going to be a gorgeous quilt

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  12. I love those blocks they look great! I love the thrift one too. Well done you for making that up :)
    Visiting from Lily's quilts small blog meet up

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  13. Nice blocks. My favorite is #112. :) Nice to meet you.

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  14. I came over from the small blog meet up. Nice to meet you Joan. Do you belong to the Hedge End group? I went there as a visitor a couple of years back. Nice ladies.
    PS love your blocks especially the fact that you used the left over HSTs! Well done.

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  15. You've been busy. Your quilt is going to be beautiful when finished. xx

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