I could only resist so long and decided to join the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along. These are the first two blocks I made: the Farmer's Daughter (of course because I am one!) and on the left, Evening Star. I made templates for both blocks but they turned out a bit too big so will get remade at some point.
For my background fabrics I am using the Basics by Basic Grey group. I love the varied shades and eclectic prints and scripts in the line. I made a set of 6 mini design boards following Lori Holt's tutorial and they are just brilliant for keeping a scrappy project like this organized.
Since I didn't do so well with the templates I made, I decided to go through and make all the blocks I could utilizing Thangles. (LOVE them! If you're not sure what they are or how they work, check out a this previous post. ) All those tabs on my book are coded for the different size of Thangles I can use on each block.
This is #11 Broken Dishes.
#4 Basket Weave
#6 Big Dipper
And the Farmer's grandsons!
(didn't seem right to have a FWQA post without a FARM photo?)
Since I have six design boards, the plan is to do six blocks a week until I catch up...so we'll just see how I do?!