Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Farmer's Wife Check In: Week 14

Block #24 Country Path

Block #25 Cups and Saucers

Here they are week #14 and I have 30 something blocks made.  I was really happy with these  two little blocks.  I actually made another of the Country Path blocks using some treasured Terrain scraps from the "by the pound sale" or maybe a scrap bag from my other favourite quilt shop.  Anyway, whatever!  The block came together really well but there just was not enough contrast in the prints.  I have found that because the pieces are so small in many of these blocks that unless there is significant contrast, the pattern just doesn't show off enough.  I have to remember this when I am picking the scraps for these blocks!  It is such a bummer to spend the time putting the whole block together only to be unhappy with the way the block appears because of fabric choice!  I hope that I have learned my lesson!!!!

 We were spoiled with the gift of some lovely artichokes that a friend grew.  What an exotic vegetable to grow and eat!

Tomorrow is September!  September is always my favourite month.  It is my birthday month, the start of school and the beginning of Fall.  I just love it!  The colours, the harvest, the change in the weather... it is a beautiful time of the year.

Have a great evening!


  1. More pretty blocks - particularyl love the pinks in the second one

  2. Your blocks are looking great Cathy! I really love the second one bright and cheery!

  3. Love the colors in your blocks. They are looking good!