Monday, August 8, 2016

Taking It Easy: Farmer's Wife Block 39, "Friendship" and That Skirt Again

Well, that Prudence block was a bruiser, so I decided to take it easy yesterday.  I flipped through my Farmer's Wife book looking for a block that would come together quickly and painlessly, and came up with Block 39, "Friendship."

Farmer's Wife Block 39, Friendship
The most difficult part was picking out the fabrics.  So now my collection of 6" sampler blocks looks like this:

6" Sampler Blocks as of 8/8/16
But I'm not making another block today.  It's Monday and I do have some work to get done and then, instead of starting a new quilt block, I'm resolving to clean up enough work space to finally cut out that skirt.  You know, the one I barely started in June of 2015.  Ugh.  Procrastination, anyone?!!

The Fabric: Pretty Potent Echinachea in Preppy, Cotton Voile by Anna Maria Horner for Westminster Fabrics

The Pattern: New Look 6708 (OOP)
After spending about $78 on the pattern, fabric, lining, interfacing, thread, and notions, and fretting about the waistband yoke thingy that was weirdly shaped (or else I'M weirdly shaped!), I ran out of steam AFTER redrafting the waistband to fit me in muslin, but BEFORE cutting out the skirt from the real fabric.  I set the project aside almost exactly a year ago, the week before Anders' 12th birthday (he turns 13 this Saturday) and then got caught up with back-to-school, and then it was Fall and this was a Summer skirt...

It is SO NICE to be able to come back to this blog and use the search feature and key word tags to refresh my memory about where I was with the skirt project and what my game plan was.  Before I had a blog I would have jotted down notes on scrap paper or Post-It notes, and they would be long gone by the time I came back to the project; I'd have to start all over from square one.

Ah, well -- I had planned for this to be a short and sweet post this morning.  Whatever.  I'm linking up with:

·       Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
·       Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts
·       Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
·       Moving it Forward at Em’s Scrap Bag:
Happy Monday, everyone!


The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Cute Farmers Wife block. Good luck with your skirt; it will be pretty and so appropriate for late summer in that sunflower print.

Bonnie said...

I like that easy block. Good for you for getting back to that skirt. I have given up sewing clothes for myself. Keep us posted on how it goes.

Kaja said...

That fabric will make a really pretty skirt - definitely worth it in the long run. I like your little collection of blocks too: a great mix of fabrics and colours.

Janice Holton said...

That quilt of 6" blocks is going to be killer gorgeous when you're done. I'm looking forward to seeing your skirt too. Will you model it for us? One thing I wish people would do more is show pictures of themselves with their creations, quilts or otherwise! And that's how I REALLY feel. :)

em's scrapbag said...

Seeing the skirt pattern makes me want to make one. Did you figure out the yoke?
Your blocks look great! Love the scrappy look of the newest one.