After a week off from the Farmer's Wife QA while I was on vacation, I arrived home all refreshed and motivated. I wanted to do three blocks this week, since I was only able to do one block the week before I left.
Then I remembered that one of those three blocks would be #26, Cut Glass Dish, with its 24 teeny-tiny HSTs. And I decided, maybe it's time to start doing the blocks in random order. : ) So welcome to my new and improved, highly randomized Farmer's Wife quilt.
Up first: block #24, Country Path. (I started this one before I realized Cut Glass Dish was imminent.) And check it out, I screwed up the color placements AGAIN. At least I noticed it this time. : ) Two of the blue-print triangles and two of the yellow oval-print triangles need to be swapped. Fortunately, I think it's a pretty easy fix, and I will try to tackle that sometime this week. Because it is kind of bothering me—the block doesn't look as organized as it should, or something.
Next, block #86, Squash Blossom. Yep, I got my hot little hands on a few of the new Sugar Creek prints by Denyse Schmidt (the blue floral and the green gingham). You knew those would have to show up in my Farmer's Wife quilt somewhere, right? I thought about paper-piecing this block, but since it's basically constructed in strips, I decided against that. And it came together fine using the templates, so I'm glad I did it this way.
And here's block #109, Windows. If you're looking for a super quick, easy Farmer's Wife block, this one's for you! I decided my change of strategy was so worth it when I was working on this one instead of Cut Glass Dish. : )