Saturday, October 24, 2020

Farmer's Wife 1930s: Ava, No.10

Ava, No. 10

I know I said I was going to do a block a day to get my out from behind the grind of my Farmer's Wife 1930's project, but I'm choosing steady progress over a killer plan. It's a little like a busman's holiday to come home from quilting all day to piece blocks, and yet it's a pleasant segue. There's usually a few spare minutes between my through the door, cooking, and dinner, and find this works like eggs in coffee. Sweet!

Guess what! Remember when I was telling you tongue-in-cheek how I loved paper piecing? Well, it's not so far from the truth now. I still cannot, will not sew through paper. It's a texture thing, I think. But paperless paper piecing blows my wig! It's exact, quick, and easier than finding and using templates in many of these blocks. Maybe even half the total time per block, I've discovered. Next week I'll give you a quick tutorial because I've promised a quilter friend.

Without trimming a single thread, you can see how close this block came to being on the mark. About 1/16" off over all, and that's no trip for biscuits for me! Mitt me kid!

Does anything sound funny in this post to you? I love researching the eras around quilts I'm working on, and came on this page for slang during the 1930's. Dirty 30's!-Slang Yes, I overused them, but it was a hoot. The funniest thing is I remember some from my childhood, and we're still saying some of them today.

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


Linda Swanekamp said...

You make simple looking blocks so terrific with the choices of fabric and color you pick. Not have to sew through paper? I am all ears.

Tammy Hutchinson said...

I sort of know how to paper piece but don't much enjoy it. I'm looking forward to your tutorial because I do like precision! Ava is beautiful!

WeedyMama said...

I was just looking at a new collection from a designer in Toronto. You might like her. Linda Franz, of Much easier than paper piecing.

Eggs in coffee?!?!? Had to go look that one up.


Rebecca Grace said...

Your block looks great in those colors. And yes, I DO know about egg coffee. My dad was reminiscing about his Norwegian grandmother making egg coffee one Christmas and I looked up how to make it on the Internet and made some right then and there. Something about the egg collecting all of the coffee grounds or something? I now want to start using your 1930s expressions in my everyday conversations, just to get the quizzical looks on people's faces. :-)