Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 3

Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler | Week 3

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AddyLou Creates - FW1930s-wk3 13belle & 24coralWeek 3 has come and gone.  We are now into week 4, I haven't even started this week's Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler blocks.  Life has been crazy.  Meetings for the house -which is coming along beautifully.  School events, and sick kids (yuck!).  Canning the last of the summer & fall's bounty. All this have prevented me from getting much sewing done.  That is on the plan for the next few days here.

Last week's blocks and I had some arguments.  There may have been some wine drank post production to ease the frustration.

First being 'Belle.' I have never done a y-seam...none the less had any idea what it was.  Again, seeing the horror stories being posted scared me.  I will say started thinking I could do it on my own.  I got to a certain point and then got stuck.  So I followed the tutorial that Ms Midge had posted, and voila! I had an almost perfect Betty block the first time around even though there was a few picking out of seams to get it right.

Block 6 : #13 Belle

Made from fabric I have used on aprons for my sisters.  I love the print on this one.  Did a little fussy cutting on the bigger flower sections to get them to match like that.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 #13Belle

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 #13Belle back

Not the prettiest of backs, but it was done. haha.

The second block for the week was 'Coral'.  Apparently her and I were not meant to be friends.  I have no idea what was going on.  The first time I made it - she was beautiful - perfect points, all came together great.  Until I measured, and then I realized I was 1/4" off.  I think this may have been because the seams came out to about 3/8" instead of the scant 1/4".  GRR.  The second time wasn't any better.  Still trying to figure it out, but somehow it was stretching everywhere and wouldn't become square.  So third time was a semi-sorta charm.  It was done.  Came out to the 6 1/2" unfinished block it was supposed to be.  Although, I am pretty sure my tips are going to disappear when the quilt is sewn together, but oh well.  I was tired of trying.

Block 7 : #24 Coral

Used some Amy Butler I had laying around.  And the green was from the bumper pads my mom made for my babies.  I love the color combination on this one. Just wished I didn't have to make it so many times.

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 #24Coral

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 #24Coral back

Now on to the Week 4 blocks that I am getting behind on!

AddyLou Creates - FW1930s - wk3 (7 of 7)

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P.S.S. -This quilt-a-long is being put on by Fat Quarter Shop &  the lovely lady behind Gnome Angel with the help of some other amazing bloggers.  Following the Farmer's Wife 1930's  Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird.

P.S.S.S  - Linking up with Gnome Angel for her THE FARMER'S WIFE 1930'S SAMPLER QUILT SEW-ALONG LINK PARTY (I just realized that I was featured for week 2 blocks in my Betty!  Yippee! I am way more excited than I should be :) Thank you Angie!)

You can check out my other Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt Sampler Posts here:

Week 1 | Week 2


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