Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March Block Talk

March Block 

Even though we had another batch of snow yesterday, I can just feel the earth "waking up"  slowly, getting ready for spring to take over.
I needed  to feel some "spring" inside, so I made that cute Shamrock Coaster,  that Amanda, The Patchsmith, designed for March!  This is a FREE pattern!!

Shamrock Coaster pattern      click  here for Free Pattern
photo by Amanda, The Patchsmith

My Shamrock Coaster 
I am amazed at how Amanda can think "shamrock", and then use blocks and flying geese to create a shamrock block!!  

I used scraps for the back of the coaster  and the binding

I sewed the binding by machine, and took time to iron all of  it carefully

A 2014 Across The Pond Sew Along (Shamrock Coaster)  and a 2013 ATPSA project  (Bird pincushion)

Now, I'll share the latest Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt Blocks that I have made....

Block # 13  Buckwheat:

FWSQ Block #13  Buckwheat   by Susie's Sunroom

I made this Buckwheat block using the paper pieced pattern, and just love it! 
These are going to make my quilt look more scrappy, as they are introducing some new colors... citron and a different shade of blue, in some  DS Quilts fabric by Denyse Schmidt.

Block # 14:  Butterfly at the Crossroads

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt  Block # 14  Butterfly at the Crossroads

Block #15 :  Buzzard's Roost

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt block # 15 Buzzard's Roost
Block # 16 Calico  Puzzle :

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt block # 16  Calico Puzzle
I really like how the solid dark colors look in these blocks.

Here are the blocks laying out:

March completed blocks

I do enjoy making these blocks, in between other projects.      
Elaine,  The Summercrafter, is making the FWSQ in her weekly series Friday Night Block Party.   You can see a  whole bunch of  FWSQ blocks in my Flickr group here.

Before I say goodbye,  I wanted to let you know there is a  Springtime Flowers Mug Rug Swap at Quilting Gallery !    

Quilting Gallery  mug rug sign up   by March 25
Guess who designed the mug rugs for the swap?  Yes, our Amanda, The Patchsmith!  Look at these cute mug rugs!!  They just make me happy to see look at them!
This is a fun way to meet new friends from all over the world!  I am going to sign up!  

I'm off to my sewing room!


  1. Love your shamrock Susie. And those bird pin cushions are so handy. I use mine on a daily basis - it was the first pattern you picked in the ATPSAL - and one of my favourites.

  2. I love the shamrock pattern..So sweet. We got snow on Monday.ughh!! Your blocks are wonderful!

  3. I can't believe you are still getting snow!! Very festive coaster and pin cushion and you used very pretty greens!! Every time i see your FW blocks I want to start working on mine. I am sure your swap mug rugs will turn out pretty; they have a pretty spring design!!

  4. Your shamrock is very bright and cheerful. I'm sure the spring is coming your way. Hang in there!


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