|Weekly Block Party by Elaine at Summercrater.com ... Joining in with Elaine to make blocks and Farmer's Wife Sampler Blocks|
Elaine, over at Summercrafter.com , has started a linky group , called Friday Night Block Party. We can link up a block that we made during the week, and see what other blocks everyone is making.
Recently, Elaine began to make some blocks from The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt Book, by Laurie Aaron Hird. I looked up my book, and decided to join in with her. I want to try to make as many of the blocks as I can, to continue to improve my block-piecing skills. (But am not worrying about being late or missing some blocks.) I also joined in the Yahoo Farmer's Wife Sampler group, where I can access foundation paper pieced patterns for the same blocks and get some advice on the hard blocks. I really love to paper piece, but will challenge myself to do many of the template pieces, too, for the experience.
|The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book sold at Amazon.com|
It will be a scrappy look, I think.
Before I began to sew, I wanted to make sure that several 'size issues' were cleared up in my mind:
- Use scant quarter inch seam allowance?
- Print options... print like usual, with "no scaling to page size" ?
Yes. And, I verified that when I also checked the "borderless" print option, the pattern prints out much larger... to make a 7 1/2 inch block , rather than the 6 inch block
|Checking the "borderless" print option made the block bigger than the intended size of 6 inch|
- Is the template method or the paper pieced method more accurate (for me)?
Paper pieced method is more accurate, for me, for meeting points and keeping the 1/4 inch seam allowances needed for putting the blocks together later.
After studying all of these issues, I am ready to make the blocks finally!
Elaine started out making the block # 58 Mother's Dream (page 185 in the book)
My block: I chose to paper piece it this time.
|#58 Mother's Dream FWSQ block by Susie's Sunroom|
The second week, Elaine made Block # 1 Attic Windows. (page 128)
|#1 Attic Windows FWSQ block by Susie's Sunroom|
Last week, Elaine made the #2 Autumn Tints block. (page 129 )
|#2 Autumn Tints FWSQ block by Susie's Sunroom|
Since I have 3 blocks made, I'll show you how they look together!
|My blocks so far Susie's Sunroom|
|I'm off to my sewing room!|
Linking up to: Friday Night Block Party @ Summercrafter
and Paper Piecing Party @ Quiet Play