Oct 17, 2015

Farmer's Wife Quilt Week 3

This week in the Farmer's Wife Quiltalong we made two blocks- Belle and Coral.  I decided this week that as much as feasible I will foundation paper piece all of the blocks.  Since I am only making each block once, there is really no reason to worry about which method is the most efficient or anything.

The Belle block involved sewing Y seams.  I used this tutorial when sewing the Y seams.  The directions were clear, but I ended up sewing the wrong side of one set, because I should have laid out the entire block before I just went off sewing like a maniac.  This mistake means that you end up with two of the same side of the block!

I little ripping never killed anyone, so it's all good!

The Coral block was back to regular squares and triangles, so that made me happy.  My only issue was that I started to feel like I was wasting too much fabric, so when I precut my shapes for the paper piecing of Coral, I ended up actually cutting some too small!  So I am for sure going to cut  my pieces big from now on, and not worry about waste.  It is no fun to worry and fight with getting the pieces to fit!

Linking up with up with Gnome Angel for the quiltalong linky party!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!


Lisa said...

Nice blocks and I did some picking out myself this week on these blocks!

Linda in Calif. said...

Very pretty blocks - I love paper piecing. So relaxing.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I have not foundation paper pieced yet but I have RIPPED alot, lol :)