Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Farmer's Wife Quilt 2014 Instalment 2


Today I am sharing the remaining blocks that I completed for my Farmer's Daughter Quilt in 2014, you can find the first 15 here.

Farmer's Daughter Block 16 - Calico Puzzle
Completed 9th May 2014

Farmer's Daughter Block 17- Cats & Mice
Completed 13th May 2014
A reminder that I am English Paper Piecing (EPP) this quilt and it is slow progress, however slow, I am not ready to give up yet.
Farmer's Daughter Block 18 - Century of Progress
Completed 15th May 2014

Farmer's Daughter Block 19 - Checkerboard
Completed 27th December 2014
This block shows quite clearly that I have left the basted paper pieces in, the basting stitches are very obvious!
Farmer's Daughter Block 20 - Churn Dash
Completed 1st August 2014

Farmer's Daughter Block 21 - Contrary Wife
Completed 30th July 2014

Farmer's Daughter Block 22 - Corn & Beans
Completed 2nd August 2014
As you can see from the completion dates, this project often gets set aside and then I have a run at it again.  This is a project that tends to be worked on whilst sat watching the TV if I'm not too exhausted at the end of the day to pick up a needle and thread.
Farmer's Daughter Block 23 - Country Farm
Completed 26th December 2014
Farmer's Daughter Block 24 - Country Path
Completed 28th December 2014
Farmer's Daughter Block 25 - Cups and Saucers
Completed 31st December 2014

To give you an idea of the finished quilt and what I am aiming for here is a progress image showing my blocks superimposed over the finished queen sized quilt:

December  2014 Progress

Quilt stats:
  • 111 blocks - 25 completed
  • 110 cornerstones - nil completed
  • 32 half cornerstones - nil completed
  • 28 setting triangles - nil completed
  • 4 small setting triangles - nil completed
  • 252 sashing strips- nil completed
  • 36 border 1 strips - nil completed
  • outer border?
Well, I'm glad to say that I'm not depressed by this, 10 months in and 25 of the main blocks are complete. 
With over 570 parts to this quilt, not taking into account that each of the 111 blocks is made up of a number of pieces, I think I can speed my progress up by completing some of the cornerstones, setting triangles and sashing strips each month too - at least it will visually look like I am speeding ahead!

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  1. I think your blocks are looking great. It doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you enjoy the process. I sew in front of TV like you. If I sit down with the needle in my hand, I make a start. If not, I get too comfortable and there is no progress on that quilt.

  2. Lovely to see your progress - but don't hurry - enjoy it for as long as you can!