Eek! Has it really been two weeks since a blog post? Last time I was feeling all depressed about fabric prices and about how much money this hobby costs in general, and thankfully I'm out of that funk now and have things back in perspective. I almost never splurge on fabric that I really love and to do it once in a while is okay. And thanks to several comments on my previous post I was able to find a bunch of Denyse Schmidt Chicopee in a few different online shops (Hawthorne Threads & Mad About Patchwork) at really good sale prices. All is well with the world!
My mind was stuck on Chicopee + Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt (which I got from the library...yay!) and I've been making quick progress on it and have been having SO much fun. I've never made such small blocks (only 6" square, finished) and I love that every single one is different. Here's my progress so far:
This is blocks 1-11 and block 32. I'm sewing the blocks in the order they are in the book, but I made a cutting mistake when getting ready for block 11 and was able to nicely use those pieces for block 32. A minor detour but I'm back on track :) I have a pretty accurate 1/4" seam normally, but after making the first few blocks I realized that a scant 1/4" is really required for these blocks. The first few aren't terribly off size-wise though so I'm hoping it won't make a difference in the long run, and if it does they would be easily fixed.
12 blocks down, only 99 to go!!
Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced