Farmer's Wife Blocks 31-35 and DGS Blocks

I can see why a lot of people burn out on the Farmer's Wife blocks at this point.  Though I really to keep going, I'm feeling a little burned out.  Part of it is that I am trying to use scraps and it takes entirely too long to dig through my scraps to find fabrics each time so I may start cutting more from yardage. All of these came from scraps except the girl doing the handstand.
Farmer's Wife blocks 31-35
This month for do. Good Stitches Kirsten asked us to make courthouse steps blocks using this tutorial in spring colors.  This was my first time making these blocks and they were fun.  And now I really want to start a project using some of these colors.
do good stitches wish circle April - courthouse steps

10 comments

  1. The blocks look so pretty, I am sure once they are put together they will look so lovely. mari

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  2. your Farmer's wife blocks are so pretty. I totally understand being burnt out and taking way too long picking through the scraps, though.

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  3. Yes. It is a long process and I am a burnout. lol Dropout may be a better term for me. The thing that is frustrating me is now that I stopped the fabrics scheme I had picked out doesn't do as much for me anymore. I mean…I love the blocks I made, but when I look at it now I can't help but imagine doing it differently. Anyway…all of that to say…have you ever considered going through your scrap bin and pulling fabrics you love for next couple rounds of blocks all at once? It may help you while you're working to have to dig through less. I dunno. That may be too much work as well. Your blocks really are turning out beautifully!

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  5. Great blocks....the orange is my favorite. Someday I should get back to mine.

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  6. Hi, I love checking in with your blog....your FW blocks are looking great! maybe all you need is a little break? I often find I come back to a project with renewed enthusiasm after it's sat for a bit in the cupboard!! (if it's a BOM thing, maybe just put them to one side for awhile?) Linda

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  7. I know what you mean about the FW blocks. It's the cutting from templates that I'm finding the most time consuming. I'm hand piecing them so that takes time too, but I do get a little skip in my step every time I complete another block (feels like I've finished a mini quilt). Lovely fresh colours in those courthouse blocks, no wonder you want to play with those fabrics more :0)

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  8. Sorry that you're burning out Erica. Have you considered paper piecing any of the blocks?

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  9. But your FW are so pretty! Your colors have been so lovely, which can be hard to pull off when working from scraps. Maybe you could make fewer blocks per month, but keep up a trickle?

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  10. Love your FW blocks! The colours are lovely, but I can see why using all scraps would be tricky. Perhaps you could make half of your blocks each month with scraps, and half with yardage? I've been working on my FW quilt for over a year, but I've got over 60 now, so I'm hoping in another year, I'll actually get them all made!

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