Tuesday, 27 October 2015

three ladies and a thank you ~ Old Maid, Susannah and Katherine

More work on my Farmer's Wife 1930's sew along blocks. These three blocks were all hand pieced. I decided to rotary cut the pieces and used Marti Michell's templates for the triangles, which made it so easy! As the pieces get smaller it really helps to not have dog ears and I found the points came together as well as when I was English Paper Piecing. I will be doing a tutorial for hand piecing soon.

#78 Old Maid
I love this block! It looks so fabulous on point. The letter from Miss Homemaker was a nice testament to the satisfaction of keeping house for your family (provided they are grateful!). I chose homely feeling fabrics for this block, gingham is perfect for a Farmer's Wife homemaker!

#94 Susannah
A great lesson in saving and business! Wouldn't it be great if you could buy a Ford for $15?! I decided to use colours to represent elements of the letter - the green for money, the brown for wood and the pink for the children's pigs! I hope my children will be as resourceful.

#49 Katherine
One of my middle names. The letter was a tale of hard work, struggle and also contentment. I tried to reflect this in my fabric picks; the black and white for the toils, the brown for the fields of the farm and the flowers for the "well earned" rest as her children grow and leave home.


Now for the thank you! I received a package the other day from the lovely Amy, I had put my name down to get a gift from her and then I would pay it forward. You have probably seen this idea around blog land and social media. The first three people that comment to say they would like a handmade gift from me will receive a package within the next few months BUT only if you agree to pay it forward in the same way.
**EDIT - Thank you! I now have three people but stay tuned because I will have more giveaways coming soon!


  1. Oh I would love to be considered for your pay it forward Lucy

    1. Forgot to add of course I would pay it forward

  2. Ooh, me please! I've done this before years ago and it was great fun! x

  3. I would be happy to join the cause! Sounds fun!

    1. Hi Trish, you are a no reply blogger so could you email me with your email address please?

  4. Lovely blocks. I think I prefer hand piecing to EPP, I'm not sure if there is any advantage to either as both result in the same block. I've just done two to compare and I'd say that the hand pieced one has a 'softer' look to it, but that might just be me!