Tuesday, 16 February 2016

as she wanted ~ Cat, Joy and Grandmother


Who would have thought a quilt block would give me the confidence to blog about my anxiety?! It did, here's the spark and a couple of other blocks for the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew-along...

#22 Cat It's just what the future holds for me. I know I will be Glad-after-all but it was heart wrenching working on this block. I used pink for my littlest girl, the Ruffled print reminds me of eyelashes (and wiping away tears!) and the tape measures are for the sewing I hope to do once she's at school. This block was English Paper Pieced.


#47 Joy I went back to hand piecing for this one. I had no fabric with plums on so I used blueberries. I picked the small pink dots because they are joyous to me so symbolises the way seeing a friend "revives my spirit" and the brown is for the coffee drinking!



#40 Grandmother This one is also hand pieced. I like this really modern looking basket! I used the houses to represent the building done by the "sons and sons-in-law" and the fussy cut Zephyr prints are for the Grandmother's pastimes, "she can sleep late; knit or read as she likes; cook some of the old-fashioned dishes".



I'm really doing these out of order now, just picking the ones I want to do and not stressing about getting them all done. I am loving the process and hope you are enjoying seeing the blocks, I will try to take a picture of them all so far when I get a chance. It's half term here this week so the kids are all at home (causing chaos). Today is our 9th wedding anniversary so my husband and I are off out to the cinema tonight. Deadpool and popcorn sounds perfect to me!


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7 comments:

  1. Beautiful blocks! Your hand piecing is really gorgeous, where are the stitches?! I'm just catching up a little, too - I understand a bit about the kids growing sadness. I'm in emotional turmoil today, my baby got her first period this morning. *blinks* Surely she's still running about in pink dungarees with a sooky blanket in one hand and a Teletubbie in the other...

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  2. Beautiful blocks Lucy, you put so much into your fabric choices.x

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  3. Gorgeous blocks and happy anniversary!

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  4. Superb blocks Lucy, picking and choosing sounds like the best way to go. Hope you had a lovely evening out.

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  5. Love the Cat block. It looks like kissing fish!

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  6. Beautiful blocks - I loved reading about your fabric choices. Happy anniversary to you and hubby! Hope you had a fabulous evening!

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