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Friday Night Block Party: Basket

October 21st 2013

OMG!!!! The Party didn’t Post!!!  Did the neighbors complain? Were we making too much noise?  I don’t know what happened party goers, my apologies. Susie did such a great post, you know she’s joined the quilt along, have you?

pinwheel block party

This weeks block is #3 from the FWQA, the basket.


This was tricky again because of the measurements, with pieces or with math!


 This was my first one and I really liked the colors. Once it was done though it was 7 inches, way off from the size these blocks should be. This picture was taken after I tried to pin and tuck and make it the right size, but to no avail! I just started over.


Not as much contrast on this combination but the size was right and there was a little applique to do on the handle. Check!

 I did find these other examples online:

© 2013 by Heike Scharmann

 © 2013 by Heike Scharmann

Okay. Everything Krystine makes over at Pretty by Hand, is well, SO pretty. You’ll have to pop over and see all her FWQA blocks. They are inspirational and all so neatly done. Sigh!

Need a little more inspiration to get going on these FWQA blocks? How about this…

FWQA quilt

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Friday Night Block Party: Autumn Tints

October 11th 2013

Finally, TGIF!! Thanks for coming to the party! I hope lots of you decided to join the quilting fun.

pinwheel block party

What fun you ask?  Well, last week I told you that to make this whole thing more “coherent” I thought making the blocks from the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Sampler would make sense.  Plus, it would be a great way to use up some delicious scraps of fabric we love and incorporate them into these 6 to 6 1/2 inch squares.

autumn leaves

So this week we are featuring block #2 called Autumn Tints.


Coincidentally, the one I made has lots of green and natural colors. That’s what Fall looks like here is South Florida!

Autumn Tints Block

As you can see this block was super easy as it was just 2 regular squares and two 4- patch squares.  I am trying to stick to same number of colors the book suggests.  These are the some of the fabrics I used for my Granny Squares I talked about here.

You can find the pattern for an 8 inch block here for those who don’t have the book.

If you check out the Flickr group for Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along, you can see all of their blocks by this name.

It was really hard getting more images because they are almost all on that flickR group, so please link your block below so we can see more!!  I think my favorite thing about looking at everyone’s blocks is that they are all so unique!

The giveaway this month is  a charm pack for any comments or linkies until the end of the month on any Friday Night Block Party in October!

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Next week Block #3.