Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Start

The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along kicked off September 28th.  There has been more drama over this sew along than I have ever experienced.  Their Facebook page blew up, and women were going just crazy, to the point of obtaining the leader's personal phone number and sending a text to her in the middle of the night demanding an answer.  First, privacy was invaded, second, who does this kind of thing over a sew along?  I almost had decided to quit, as I don't need that kind of drama to have fun.  But, I went ahead and did the first two blocks (the sew along is to do two blocks a week, and then have all 99 blocks done by the end of the year), and decided that I will stay in for a few more weeks to see if things calm down some.

Here is the first block they had us do, #12 called Becky.

This is a picture of the back of the block, showing the paper piecing that I did to get it to look so crisp in it's seams.  

Just for kicks, I put my 61/2" ruler on top of the quilt block to show that the block came out exactly to the 6 1/2" square it is supposed to be when it get all sewn up.  I think I am going to like this paper piecing as it turns out so precise!

This is the second block, #16 Bonnie.

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BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love the fabrics you picked Wren.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Love them, but happy to watch you do them, rather than have a go