Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Farmer's Wife Block 4

I had planned to go in order, to make these in order as they are in the book.
Well, I skipped 3, cause it had a curve in it.

Here's block 4-Basket Weave

again, this block was paper pieced
I took a tip from a friend and kept the paper on all pieces, 
then sewed the whole block together
i think that helped a lot
I also think I'll keep the paper on till I get ready to assemble the quilt

7 comments:

  1. Looks nice, Tonya. I think I'd save the squares with the curves in them until last. Maybe I would need to make them to finish the quilt. haha.

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  2. Love the colors. Makes me think of Neapolitan ice cream.

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  3. I think leaving the paper on will help. The friend who taught me to paper piece often leaves the paper on until she has an entire top.

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  4. Oh, yes...leave the paper on as long as possible...it does help a great deal. I then have used a seam ripper to start the "tearing" process with the paper. Be sure you have your stitches on your machine a lot tinier than usual and then the paper rips off easier, too. Your blocks are looking terrific!

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  5. I am still at a loss as to what 'paper piecing' is, but then I know jack squat about quilting. But this is so pretty! And it does look lie Neapolitan ice cream!

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