Week 10 of my Farmer’s Wife Project and I’m writing this after hosting my third Contact the Elderly tea party. I had a great time hosting my lovely group of ladies but I am shattered after a weekend of heavy baking including two loaves of bread, carrot cupcakes, blackberry muffin cupcakes, oatmeal and raisin cookies, Victoria sponge and a quiche. I’m baked out and looking forward to putting up my feet with a glass of wine this evening. I’m afraid I only have easy blocks to share with you this weekend which I quickly whipped last night whilst watching GBBO an Extra Slice, anyone else finding it hilarious, I almost prefer it to normal bake off!
No.20 Churn Dash
Ahh Churn Dash essentially exactly the same block as No.111 Wrench only using three fabrics rather than two. When I made Wrench it turns out I inadvertently made Churn Dash (I used three fabrics and I only realised the week after) so now it was time for me to make Churn Dash I am essentially making Wrench with just two fabrics. Confused? Yes me too. So here it is Churn Dash/Wrench!
No.48 Homeward Bound
Ahh Homeward Bound a cheesy kids film about dogs trying to find their way home or a pretty little farmer’s wife block. Definitely a nice easy block for a rock and roll Saturday night of sewing!
For this block I use Tilda Sweet Christmas Jane in Warm Grey , Tanya Whelan Petal Sweetie Rose in Pink and Tanya Whelan Petal in Red Check. The Petal fabrics are gorgeous and now officially out of print so if you fancy adding them to your stash get them while you can!
If you fancy joining in you can find the Farmer’s Wife book at Amazon or if you are new to quilting and are not sure where to start I thoroughly recommend checking out Camille Roskelleys class on Craftsy called Pre Cut Piecing Made Simple it will give you all the tools you need to start patchworking and indeed Farmers Wifing. You can read my thoughts on her class here.
Happy Sewing and see you next Sunday for instalment number 11!