Thursday, October 27, 2011

Farmer's Wife QAL, week 22

Hooray!!  Three quick blocks this week...all assembled in an hour, on the Featherweight, so they are a smidge wonky, but they measure up and all-in-all I am happy with these.  And I am very happy simply to have found a way to work a little sewing into the first hour of what promises to be a busy day.

I suppose I could have taken a few extra minutes to trim these up and get looking nice for the camera...oops.  Please excuse the rough edges.

Here is block 20, Churn Dash:



Next is block 34, Flock:


And finally, my favourite of the week, block 48, Homeward Bound:



I love the two DS Greenfield Hill prints I used in this one.  I think Greenfield Hill deserves far more air time than it has received: the prints have such a great retro feel to them, and they are very versatile.  They are new additions to my stash, but I hope to feature them properly in a project very soon!

Finally, I want to apologize for not keeping up with responses to all the kind comments on recent posts.  Please know that I truly appreciate each and every comment!  And special thanks to Liz for pointing me in the direction of the seam gauge for the Featherweight.  I have one on order, as well as a 1/4" foot for the Featherweight -- one of these two options should work, and I'm looking forward to improving the accuracy of my Featherweight piecing very soon.  Thank you so much, Liz!

The Janome is going in for its repair next Tuesday, and may be out of commission for up to two weeks.  Boo hoo!  It takes so long to have a minor repair done, it is frustrating -- but of course I am very glad to have my little back-up machine.

Time to tidy up and get to work.  I hope your day is off to a good start!

6 comments:

quirky granola girl said...

lovely blocks :) i'm becoming a big fan of that greenfield hill crosshatchy type print. i have it in red. i really want it in blue, too.

Sheila said...

I have only ever seen one Featherweight, it was brought into our shop for a service and John, the engineer, who was Singer trained, called me through to take a look at it - it was beautiful and purred.......

LizA. said...

Lovely blocks--you keep reminding me that I must get back to that project. Glad I could help...double check that seam allowance on the 1/4" foot.....I've not had much luck with them being very accurate. I've also switched to Aurifil thread for all my piecing. It's a smaller size thread so I find it a little easier to get that scant 1/4".

Archie the wonder dog said...

Lovely blocks - nice to hear your featherweight is running nicely!

Annabella said...

That fabric is lovely - do you think it has a kind of 50s feel to it? Lovely blocks and well done for keeping up with the Farmer`s Wife - it seems to have gone a bit quiet in blogland recently. Have a lgreat Friday Jennifer!

Prof. S said...

Thank you all!