Sunday, May 13, 2012

Farmer's Wife Block 42

Fruit Basket is the name of Block 42 for the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.

As I looked at the block I wondered how the name came about, and upon reading the letter pertaining to this block I really was none the wiser.
Never-the-less the block turned out successfully and gave no trouble in putting it together.  I considered using fabric with strawberries on, but they were very bright and not exactly the look I am trying for.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Blocks 40 and 41

On a roll!  To be honest, these two blocks were quick to construct.

Block 40, Friendship block was illustrated in a muted blue; in a search through my stash, [at this stage I confess to enjoying the search through the sash for suitable fabrics] I found a brighter blue than anticipated, but my eyes kept being drawn back to it ... so ... it chose itself!
Block 41, bringing me into the forties, a milestone reached with only 70 left to go, with only two fabrics in it's construction took only minutes to stitch. 
The letter pertaining to block 41 gives a real insight to the times of the 1920's.

"There will be long weeks of hard work and hours of discouragement but there will also be many days when relaxation will come with a knowledge of work well done ..."

The years have rolled on, but perhaps that basic truth is still relevant?