I am so enjoying the Farmer's Wife Sampler. It has been hard going back to Jane! But I'm going to work diligently this week to catch up. Until then, here's my latest block for the FWS, Autumn Tints.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
This week's block for the Farmer's Wife Sampler is the Spider Web. I started this block the day after Halloween--appropriate!! I know, it's purple again, but don't you love the dew drops in the fabric? And the pink has just a hint of frost! There is a bug caught in the web--I like to think its not a true ladybug, but those nasty little Japanese knock-offs that congregate in the corners of my house this time of year. You go, Spider!
After a lovely trip to Ohio Amish country last week on the annual quilt shop hop, I found a great layer cake with fall colors to make this silly turkey! I love this guy! Pieced his feathers in a day and spent the next day machine appliqueing him down. The third day and a half was devoted to machine quilting. I used my alpaca quilt batting and 1/2" echo quilting. I love the effect of the fans. Was going to make him a table mat, but I think I have to hang him on the wall and enjoy him all month!