Saturday, February 6, 2016

FNwF | show and tell | Monkey Wrench/Snail Trail

Yay, another opportunity to spend time in the sewing room without any guilt LOL

Mr Fixit had his RDO on Friday, but was more than happy to do some work on his computer.  I know!!!  it was supposed to be his day off, but he gets so much work done at home because he is able to work uninterrupted  :) ......... anyway ............. that left me free to do whatever I wanted, so ofcourse I chose my sewing room .......... after a few household tasks were completed.

In previous years, I have participated in Block Lotto, and have been enormously lucky to win an embarrassing 3 times!  During last year, I only made 1 block, but as all the blocks will be 6 1/2" this year, I can see myself making more :)

During January, I concentrated on my Farmer's Wife Quilt and didn't get an opportunity to make January's block, but when I saw that February's block was a Monkey Wrench/Snail Trail, I  just knew I had to give it a go - I have always wanted to make a Monkey Wrench/Snail Trail block!

The colours for February are brown and a light background - perfect for me, as I have my Farmer's Wife Quilt fabrics handy :)

so here is my very first 6 1/2" Monkey Wrench/Snail Trail block for Block Lotto

Monkey Wrench/Snail Trail


I usually donate my blocks, since I have been lucky enough to win, but I REALLY like this block and the colour scheme, so I am putting my block in the draw :)

I think I will make another block in this same colour combination for my Farmer's Wife Quilt :)

I also got another sashing row cut, sewn and attached to my Farmer's Wife Quilt.


It is now wide enough to fit on a queen size bed - this next row will make it long enough :)


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

OMG - Farmers Wife Quilt Revival - Lesson 4

just putting it out there to make me more accountable  LOL

I intend to complete Lesson 4 of Farmers Wife Quilt Revival by the end of February!



Linking with OMG - One Monthly Goal (see sidebar)


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Farmer's Wife Progress

I have completed another row on my Farmer's Wife Quilt :)  it is looking so nice!

Farmer's Wife Preparation

ofcourse, after some suitable preparation

Farmer's Wife Progress 6 rows
another row completed!


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Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt - FWQR Lesson 3

I have been working on my Farmer's Wife Quilt through January - it was my goal to complete Lesson 3 before the end of the month.

FWQR-Lesson3-Collage-W

FW-61-Northern-Lights

FW-62-Old-Windmill

FW-71-Puss-in-the-corner

FW-72-Railroad

FW-76-Sawtooth

FW-81-Snowball

FW-84-Spool

FW-32-Farmers Daughter

FW-50-Honeys Choice

I actually made the following block using the templates
Block 26 - Cut Glass Dish

It really makes a difference using the rotary cutting instructions, and the magic 8 method of making the HSTs :)


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Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Happy Australia Day to you all

(my scheduled post did not publish when it was supposed to - oops - but here it is now :) )

Hi everyone, Happy Australia Day to you all


I hope you have been able to spend it exactly how you wished ............. I know I have :)

Mr Fixit had an extra-long weekend for the holiday - it was his rostered day off (RDO) on Friday, and he was able to take 'time off in lieu' (TOIL) for Monday and with the Public Holiday on Tuesday, he had himself a 5 day break!

The cricket was on the TV so Mr Fixit was suitably entertained for the actual Australia Day Holiday - I got to spend my time in the sewing room and work on a few things :)

I have been working on my Farmer's Wife Quilt and knew that when it reached the width of my 'design wall' it is wide enough to fit on top of the queen bed - with the addition of the latest row, I just had to put it on the bed to get an idea on how it was going to look :)

very pleased with my progress so far!
Progress Shot- On a Queen Size Bed
Here is a block I made using the templates from the book (which was the catalyst for me searching out rotary cutting instructions)


Block 18 - Century of Progress
I have posted previously how happy I was with the Farmer's Wife Quilt Revival rotary cutting instructions - I blogged about Lesson 1 HERE

I did purchase Lesson 2, but on going through the list, I realised I had already made all of the blocks, except one.
Block 34 - Flock
I am loving these rotary cutting instructions - Karen has a special on for the month of January - buy one, get one free :)  so if you have been thinking about trying these instructions, now is a good opportunity to do so!  I am confident you won't regret it!  Please visit her blog HERE or go direct to her CRAFTSY store!

I have two more blocks from Lesson 3 to finish this weekend and that will be my January goal of finishing Lesson 3 accomplished!

Stay tuned for another Farmer's Wife Quilt progress post :)



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Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.
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