Farmer's Wife Sampler Blocks - Ta-Done!

Block 110 Wood Lily
The last block!  This 6 1/2" beauty has 57 pieces.
My, oh my, what a feeling!  The blocks are ta-done!  

Blocks in the final push ...
Block 85 - Square Dance - a nice focus square!

Block 92 - Strawberry Basket.
This one is one of the unintentional duplicates.
I found it hilarious that the first one also had the same yellow and red fabrics :)

Block 94 - Tall Pine

Block 95 - Temperance Tree
Those are 1" finished HST's

Block 100 Weathervane

Block 102 Whirlpool

Block 105 Wild Goose Chase

Block 108 Windmill

The stats:

  • 111 blocks (actually 113 but 2 were unintentional duplicates)
  • 2,693 pieces  
  • Jan 7 2016 (Block 48, Homeward Bound,  14 pieces, Phoenix AZ) through Apr 4 2017 (Block 110, Wood Lily, 57 pieces, London ON)
  • 6 1/2" blocks
  • Block 38 has the most pieces (64 including 28 HST's)
  • Participated in a Yahoo Group throughout, which tracked a block each week and had lots of support
The methods:
  • paper piecing
  • paper piecing with inset y-seams (this is ridiculously difficult)
  • regular piecing
  • Half-square triangles methods 
    • 2 squares, mark on the diagonal, sew 1/4" on either side, slice and trim
    • tube strips - sew both top and bottom seams, cut triangles, press open, trim
    • magic 8
  • flying geese
  • quarter square triangles
  • strip piecing
Next up is the sashing and setting, borders, quilting and binding.

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