Sunday, November 8, 2015

Farmer's Wife Week 6 & Christmas in My Heart Blog Hop with Giveaways




Addie, #1


This week we got a bonus block to finish. Three instead of two, and a Bingo game to link up to. Angie at Gnome Angel picked 5 of the blocks sewn so far to creat a Bingo game. Snap your photo, link it up, and you're entered. I'm a suck for games and gimmicks. Why does a link up make it more fun?


The strange but true story is that earlier in the week I picked this block to do for kicks. When it was announced for Bingo, I felt lucky! Later today when I started my other two, things started going wrong. It never pays to hurry.



One of the Marti Michell templates could be used to make both blocks this week. I grabbed what I thought was the correct triangle, and it was a disaster. My one comment I can share with you is, "This is like trying to hold onto a #@*&10 cent goldfish!"
I made several twice.


Imagine my surprise when I realized I was making a 3.5" finished block instead of a 6".


I kept going with the second one, but by my third seam I had made another mistake. 2.0mm seams are not fun to rip, and I decided to call it quits. Tomorrow will be just as good as today, and I will have less pressure.

Christmas In My Heart

If you think I've been missing here in QBL for a while, you're right. I've been busy sewing my little heart out for the Christmas in My Heart Blog Hop that starts Thursday, November 12th. (This week, folks!) Marian at Seams to Be Sew is hosting the hop for 32 bloggers, and will be giving away a little gift every day for visiting her. The Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring more Christmas Giveaways for YOU, and I will bring you news and the list here every day of the hop. I can't wait to see the goodies! As for me, I will be launching my first pattern on my day of my post, Wednesday, November 18th. I hope you like Uppsala Stars as much as I have writing and making it. Until later this week...

Come on, Doxie girls.
Let's go sew.



20 comments:

  1. Thanks for the goldfish chuckle and linking up at Podunk Pickin's!

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  2. Your blocks look great even though a few a a little on the small size. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap! I will be looking forward to seeing your pattern announcement.

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  3. Cute none the less! I have Addie out to cut tonight but I need to decide on the perfect fabric to fussy cut for the centre.

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  4. Very nice blocks you made here. I didn't start with these blocks as I just got my book. But I do plan to use up some of my 30's collection but probably not until late spring. I've got other projects taking the front seat.

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  5. Cute none the less. Sometimes stepping away and coming back later is better, of course a glass of vino might night hurt either.

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  6. Addie is a very pretty block! I've never made a star like that before.

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  7. Your farmer's wife blocks are coming along! The mistake blocks will find a good home in another quilt...right??

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  8. Very pretty blocks and a few tiny ones. It always amazes me just how small some blocks can be.

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  9. Oh, I'm sorry for your frustration but I thank you for the laugh I had when I read your goldfish remark. I hope your next sewing session is better for you! Thanks for linking up and I'm excited for your pattern!

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  10. Don't we all have days like that?!? Never mind, very pretty blocks and look forward to your pattern reveal!

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  11. Tack för din länkning och din Inspiration du ger oss på Visa och Berätta måndag!!Bambikram

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  12. It looks like you have used a small nice "ruler" when you made your starblock.
    Maybee I should by me one?

    Dollandesign

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  13. It looks like you have used a small nice "ruler" when you made your starblock.
    Maybee I should by me one?

    Dollandesign

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  14. oh my.... tiny
    okay Scarlett ohara, tomorrow is another day! LeeAnna

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  15. Chuckle. That is tiny. Glad you can start fresh today! Oh and a new pattern! Congrats! Hope to stop by and see it.

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  16. Oops! I usually find starting fresh the next day helps too! Addie is a gorgeous block! Well done!

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  17. I'm sorry to hear you used the wrong size template, but "trying to hold onto a #@*&10 cent goldfish!" sure had me cracking up. Looking forward to your pattern!

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  18. Oh Julie....that 3.5" square is so cute even if it did sent you crazy!! I love bloghops so will keep an eye out for that one.....thanks for linking up to Design Board Monday at Bits 'n Bobs

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  19. What neat blocks Julie and.....tiny! Thank goodness we have seam rippers :)

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