Monday, July 25, 2011

Farmer's Wife QAL: 6 down, 105 to go!

Ahhh... Monday morning!
Don't you just love waking up to the sun shining, birds singing, and your 16 month old son covered in poo? Nothing like an early morning bath scrubbing to get the blood pumping.
We survived, all things poopy are being laundered (probably multiple times) and life goes on.

Moving on to more pleasant thoughts:
FWQAL blocks! Hip hip horray!

I'm still pretty early in the process, only having 6 blocks finished, with 105 to go... and thus I haven't yet decided if I'll place the blocks on point, like above, or... hmmm, NOT on point, like below. I'll show both options until I decide. These are old style blocks but made with modern fabrics, so what is a quilter to do? Go old-school or modernize? The book puts the blocks on point but I'm not sure it suits me.

#39 Friendship and #19 Checkerboard

Here's what all 6 blocks look like together. Right now the red block stands out, which bugs me, but I'll work in more red to balance it out. I think some deeper blues, and oranges will help too. Its slowly coming together and I even splurged on a 6.5"sq quilting ruler to easily square up each block. I'm loving it so far!

This week I'm working on backing and quilting this lovely top for charity via the Columbus MQG. If you're in the Central Ohio area, our next meeting is this Thursday @7pm! Whether you've been quilting for 20 years or 2 weeks, do consider coming!
{stepping off soap box now}

How are you all handling the heat (if you're in the 2/3 of the US with record temperatures?)
We've been going to the pool a lot, and staying in the air conditioning mostly. Oh, and sipping on the best homemade iced coffee EVER. Yum!


Tam Hess said...

I remember those fun surprised in the morning! Can't imagine what one would do without a washer/dryer. And running water....anyway, I LOVE LOVE the colors you use, as always beautiful.

randi said...

i am long past those poopy-kid days! can't say that i miss it much, but i do have fond memories of those times. it's all good, and they all grow up and quit doing that! :)

great blocks! it's fun to everyone's blocks come together!

Dorrie said...

Love your blocks. . .I need to post mine!

As far as all things poopy, I too am past those days (many, many, many days); but there's nothing like kids to bring you joy and make your heart sing and Eli is such a sweet pea!

Laura - A(n) (un)Common Family said...

Good Morning,

Sorry to leave this in your comments section. I just sent an email, but wanted to be sure you rec'd it. I featured one of your Etsy quilts in my weekly column at

Your work is great!

A Little Sweet said...

Too funny about the poo! My daughter was the poo mess maker of the family and she always seemed to do it after her afternoon nap when I was fully engrossed in whatever project I was working on. She is six now - so it has been a while! :o)