Two more Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew-along blocks and two Work In Progress Bags are my finishes this week...
#71 Mrs Morgan As soon as I read the letter I immediately thought of this Penny Arcade print, perfect to represent the drama guild the community created to battle the "restlessness" of the "young folks who were...pulling out for the city". The brown print for the country and grey for the city. This block was hand pieced.
#67 Mrs Brown I like the message of this letter, "the best light is the one that emphasizes virtues rather than faults". I decided to play with light and dark and used this beautiful Matt Maddison D Liberty print as a 'picture'. This block was English Paper Pieced.
I was itching to make these Work In Progress Bags, pattern by Amanda Jean. There's another cut out and ready to sew once I've made a bit more binding. They come together quickly, the binding was the trickiest part for me and wonder clips proved invaluable! I had to use tissue paper under the vinyl because there was no way it was going through my machine without it. I can think of lots of uses for these bags and definitely recommend the pattern!
One was immediately stolen by my son for a pencil case, saves him digging around to find the colour he wants!