Wednesday, 7 May 2014

WIP - "Plus" Farming

I've finally found the time to slice into these Art Gallery - Luxe In Bloom beauties!

Clockwise from top left: Diamante Shine, Marquise Azure, Boucherouite Silver, Petite Petalie Lapis and Cascade Agate (middle)

I love the ink blot Cascade Agate pattern ...



The greys, blues and citrus colours are so fresh.

They are a lovely palate cleanser from all the pink I'm usually surrounded by.



Partnering the Art Gallery with the Hanky Linen (I'm using colour Birch) adds a nice level of texture.  I'm enjoying working on these blocks.  Expect this to be a quick finish!

I haven't forgotten about my Farmer's Wife ...



Introducing Block #7 "Birds in the Air" ... not my finest work hand piecing, but man-oh-man there were a lots of itty-bitty bits in this block - so small that they made my fingers feel like elephant feet handling them!


This one might end up in the "re-do" pile

It's nice to fill in another blank space on the progress chart - tick!



Serena x

Linking up with:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

18 comments:

  1. Fun cross blocks. I like your use of the hanky linen. It's great to see you're still working on your FW blocks.

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  2. Love that 'ink blot' fabric! And I admire your brave commitment to the Farmers Wife blocks. You are a brave quilter indeed. Your little Birds in the Air block looks perfect to me. Great job.

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  3. Oh my gosh handpiecing. You're brave!!

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  4. ooh looking interesting!

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  5. All of those blocks are great! I love the pluses though--great choice of fabrics!

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  6. Making a plus quilt is on my wish list; yours is going to be beautiful!!! Yay for another FW block!

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  7. Love these fabrics and blocks, beautiful!

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  8. Love your plus blocks!! That ink blot print looks fantastic with the linen.

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  9. I am a huge fan of Luxe in Bloom, I did my first ever triangle quilt with it, and just love those blues and yellows! Your blocks look fabulous!

    Stopping by from Lee's hop http://www.domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2014/05/wip-wednesday-may-7th.html

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  10. Fingers feeling like Elephant feet! I nearly spit out my coffee when I read that! I feel the same way when paper piecing small pieces but didn't have the right term to describe it, now I do. Are you going to do all 111 blocks? I was playing with a layout yesterday that I think is my final choice for my FWQ and it uses 50 FWQ blocks which seems far more manageable!

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  11. I can't believe you're hand piecing this quilt! Kuddos to you for taking on such an elephant of a task (sorry to go with the theme). It cannot wait to see it's progress :)

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  12. Your plus blocks look great! Grey is the color to go :-)

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  13. Lovely WIP! Visiting from our blog hop.

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  14. Wow! I'm blown away by your commitment to hand piece the farmer's wife block--all 40 tiny pieces. It's impressive. Elephant feet, I'd say not.

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  15. Love that linen. Looks so soft in the photos.

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  16. I love the colours in your farmer's wife block. Did you know that there is a group here in Perth that specialises in getting together to commiserate about our Dear Jane, Farmer's Wife and other fiddly quilts?

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