Saturday, January 21, 2012

I've Learned Two New Things

I posted about starting a Farmer's Wife Quilt a few weeks ago and have completed a whopping 7 blocks! Through this experience I have determined 2 things. Number one, I hate working with itty bitty pieces of fabric. It makes me crazy and it's very frustrating to work with. Number two, I may not be cut out to be a Farmer's Wife. I love the patterns and I love the look of a sampler quilt. I just wish the blocks finished a bit larger! At this rate, the farm may be years in the making! In the meantime, Im going to cut out another quilt to work on today! Have a good Saturday.


Jean Tuthill said...

Maybe you could add some borders to the blocks you have finished to make them bigger. Then eliminate some of the blocks so you don't have to do so many... just thought I add my 2 cents! I love making little baby quilts, too. Have a wonderful day!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I've been piecing for longer than I care to admit, and I agree some of the blocks are really tough. In fact, the author told me there were some blocks she simply threw away because she couldn't make them. Obviously they didn't make the book. Anyway, I have found that the more difficult blocks have actually improved my hand or machine piecing. May I suggest you try the easier blocks and work your way toward the more difficult ones? Don't give up!