Sunday, August 26, 2012

I tried to resist...I really did!

I was only going to work on Peri's quilt yesterday...but, I couldn't resist. I did more Farmer's Wife blocks. They are bright colors in red, orange, yellow, turquoise, lime and hot pink.
I'm thinking that they will have to be separated by white...a lot of white. They are like popcorn...they are so much fun to make. I read that they were addictive from other bloggers but it's true. It doesn't take that long to do these little 6" blocks. The stories about each block in the Farmer's Wife book are so interesting.
I did work on Peri's quilt blocks (see in the right corner below). There are 13 new ones that I only need to add the final border on. Then I succumbed to the Great Granny along from Lori Holt. I've seen the blocks (and finished quilts) from the participants and felt the pull of desire to make one myself. I lost the battle yesterday.
Since the blocks are 2.5" squares, and Peri's quilt leftovers are 2.5" strips, it seems like a natural. It's more economy quilting! I've almost got one block finished but I had to quit to work today. I didn't even blog yesterday. Just sewed and cut all day. It was heavenly. Here's the link if you want to join up or see the gorgeous finished blocks that people have done:
Warning though, it will be hard to resist doing one (or more) quilts from this fast, easy, pretty block. I'm always amazed how different all the blocks look when the sashing and colors are different. 

Hope the rest of your weekend is great! Don't forget to enter our HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY! Cheery wave from Bev (who is going to work now...sigh)...


giddy99 said...

Love those colorful blocks!!!

20 North Ora said...

Bev - What a bright and cheery post. Those blocks are really pretty. Thanks for visiting.


Mary said...

I had to make one of the Great granny QAL Blocks too. My Farmers wife colors are more in the 30s era but YES, they are addictive. No resisting needed, just make them and be happy!

Dana Gaffney said...

Beautiful Bev, isn't it wonderful to just take a day and sew? I've bookmarked the Granny sew along, the quilts I've been seeing are all so different and wonderful.