Saturday, January 28, 2012
Civil War Repro - Farmer's Wife
I said earlier that I planned to do two colorways for the Farmer's Wife. I have tons of scraps of Civil War reproducction, so I wanted to try out a couple of blocks with the scraps before I started using my Moda Breath of Avignon line next week. This block is #7 in the book, called Birds in the Air. Remember, these blocks are only 6" square, and this block has 40 pieces! I suprised even myself on how well it turned out! I think i am going to like this template way of doing piecework. I will say this was time consuming, as it took me about 2 hours to cut the block (one piece at a time) and to get it accuratly sewn up.
Another nifty tool I used for the first time in making this block is a different kind of 1/4" pressure foot. It has a metal guide attached to the right side of the foot to help keep the fabric guided as you sew. I feel this foot made this block go together like a fitted glove. It is a fantistic added tool for this project, and I probably be using it for all my future quilting projects, too. I found this foot on eBay for less than $5 (including postage).