Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snowball Time

We have just experienced our second winter storm  this year.  It made traveling to church for some special services a bit tricky, and even  led to a cancellation of a night time concert.

However, the extra time at home turned out to be a great time for me to catch up on making two more Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt blocks!

See photos at  Flickr

Block # 81: 
I whipped out the first one, "lickety split!"  It was even  appropriately name #81 Snowball  (variation):  I was on a roll...

#81  Snowball  page 208 

I pulled off the foundation paper backing, as I made it by the paper pieced pattern, and while I was ironing it,  I realized that something was not quite right with my Snowball block....

#81  Snowball             by Susie's Sunroom
Then it hit me.... are you ready for this....like a snowball in the face! ( sorry for the bad pun)  
I realized that I had mixed up two  of my Sew Alongs... I  made this Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt pattern with the  fabrics from my other sew along, The Patchique Quilt Project !

 Luckily, it is an easy block to put together. ( I knew that I had been running around busily for almost a week, but didn't think I could become that distracted!)

#81 Snowball  ...this one is made in some turqouise DS Quilts

 The other "non-quilters"in the family didn't think it was as funny as I thought it was....

** Note to self:  keep "mistake" blocks for a "mistake pillow or wallhanging" (hopefully there won't be enough "mistake"  blocks to make a queen size quilt! )

Block #8:

I double checked that I had the right fabrics,  when I started sewing the pieces together on this block!

#8  Bouquet    page 135 in the FWSQ Book

This block was a simple and fun block to make , using a paper pieced pattern.
Here's my progress on the completed blocks so far: 

Completed FWSQ Blocks     by   Susie's Sunroom
Click here to hop on over to the  Share your FWSQ  Block Flickr group to see beautiful  blocks being shared by Amanda and Elaine!  We'd love to see yours, too.  

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Okay. Hands down your basket is the prettiest I've seen! Fantastic and I love your BLOCK TALK series, way to go! We are the only state still in the red (hot) pull out your quilts y'all!

  2. So sorry, but I laughed out loud when "it hit you" right in the face! Good one! Those little pieces are so tricky, aren't they! But your blocks turned out very nice. I agree with Elaine that the basket is so pretty!

  3. Perfect block for the winter season - regardless of colours. And I am loving the bouquet block too. I need to catch up!!


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