Friday Night Block Party: Country Farm

March 14th 2014

Hi there, this feels like my second Friday this week! Has that ever happened to you? Well it would be nice to have two

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This week’s block was supposed to be Corn and Beans, block #21 from the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book.

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Let me just confess and put it out there that I much rather work with triangles, trimming down from a larger unit, than working with such little shapes!

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The level of frustration for me is a killjoy. I cut precisely, manage the seams and sew slowly and press after each seam and yet when it’s time to make the block. Disaster. So I just stopped and went on to the next block. I’ll have to finish that one later. Do you think I am giving up?  I find that walking away is the best thing to do and return to it fresh.

Here is the next block called Country Farm.

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These triangles were less intimidating because they were a little larger, but I was skeptical. I was really proud to have a seam allowance from the triangles and not have to trim them off which is the norm for me because the blocks are always “wonky.”

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I was generally pleased with the end result.  I decided to go to my jelly roll leftovers and pull out some different scraps.  This block is just sweet!

Do you angst over triangle units?

2 thoughts on “Friday Night Block Party: Country Farm

  1. sheri

    I totally agree that walking away from a discouraging situation (quilting or otherwise) is often the best action. When I try and persevere when I’m frustrated, it usually gets worse. So coming back fresh with new determination, sometimes a new plan, and definately with new energy usually helps!
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  2. Susie

    It turned out beautifully!! Great job!! These fabrics are cute for the Country Farm block!
    I CAN NOT do the FWSQ blocks accurately by the template method.
    And, I don’t “get ” all the ways to look at the pattern and make my own HST, etc to make it work…. so I depend on the paper piecing foundation patterns! Then I enjoy making them. (I just can’t get those templates put together the right way.)

    I think you are awesome making them. Then when you give them a break when it doesn’t come together, is just SMART! Look at it again with fresh eyes and a fresh mind!

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