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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Farmers Wife Blocks 17 & 18

I have managed to complete 2 more of the Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt blocks in both the 3" and the 4" sizes that I am doing. They are #'s 17 and #18. The #17 was a bit of bugger for a bit. Finally went back in my EQ5 and redid the sections on it and it came together very quickly. The way it wanted it done originally it would of had a set in seam for one of the little tiny triangles, they whole piece wasn't more than 1/2" total so decided my fingers or brain wasn't up for that. I'm happy with how it turned out now.

3" -Block #17 Cats and Mice-3o's prints

4" Block #17 Cats and Mice- Scrappy fabrics

When I first started these blocks and was deciding which size I wanted to do this next block is the one I chose to try thinking it would be one of the hardest ones. It is a 3" Scrappy and is called Century of Progress. Since then, I had decided to do my 3" ones in the 30's fabrics and the 4" in the scrappy fabrics so this one will just be my extra. Then I had forgotten that I had already started and cut out another 3" 30's fabric so ended up finishing both of them. Soooo... I will have an extra one of them too. I am not happy with my center points on any of them not matching so will be eventually taking parts of them apart and redoing, but that will be another day.

3" #18 Century of Progress- Scrappy

3" Block #18 Century of Progress- 30's fabric

3" Block #18 Century of Progress- 30's fabrics

4" Block #18 Century of Progress- Scrappy fabrics

The group (Quilting Board on the internet)I am doing these with are on blocks # 24 and 25 I believe, so I have fell behind a touch but the next few are pretty easy so when the time becomes available I should be able to whip them right up.

This last weekend we also made it down to Edgemonts' "Nuts and Bolts Fabric Store"and picked up my prizes so will get pictures of them and get them posted too. Earleene and Jerry are in the process of fixing up the Class Room, painting, lighting and all it is looking Wonderful! If you are ever that way be sure and stop and check it out.

I am not sure what's happening with the Wisconsin Quilt Blocks on Barns, so I think I will be starting Sylvia's Bridal Sampler. I think I have decided which fabrics to use so will decide for sure and will let you know and get movin' on that. (There are a few who follow this blog that are not on as Official followers so wanted to let them know I just haven't stopped them)

Well, I hope this finds everybody happily stitching! and able to be in where it is warm. Our cool weather has hit today, we have had Sunshine, Rain, and the litte white sleet snoballs so we know it is close. Usually we have our First Frost by September so we have been a little spoiled with this warm weather yet. I usually leave my pumpkins in the Garden til after the first frost soooo....maybe we will get to pick them this week.

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