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The process of making these fiddly little Farmer’s Wife blocks is so much fun.
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Use Marti Michell conversion guides to cut the pieces from her templates for each block and lay out the pieces on a small design board 4. I added some more fabric since I posted last week, bringing my fabrics used up to six collections: Bread N Butter by American Jane Lighthearted by Ayumi Mills Morningside Farm by Darlene Zimmerman Retro 30s Child Smile from Lecien 30s Playtime Basics by Chloe’s Closet (I absolutely adore this entire line but have restricted myself to a few fat quarters I picked up at my LQS – Urban Spools) Milk, Sugar & Flower by Elea Lutz (I’m adding some scraps as I finish cutting out my Star Blossoms quilt.
This line will be sparse in the final quilt.) Some of my blocks have ended up a bit too large and I’ve lost my points – like the Mrs. I suppose I need to square up some of the components and be especially careful with the blocks that have so many pieces.