Let me introduce you to this block. It's a Farmer's Wife block. It's an uncooperative block. I really extremely very much dislike this block. I almost gave up on the FWQAL because of this block. Number 18 Century of Progress. 10 seams that meet in the middle. This is the second one I made. I'm still mad at it!
I really made a mess of the first one. This is the first one. I ripped this one apart so many times that it really looked bad. I was having fits. I absolutely could not get my center seams to look good.
I really didn't care for the lay out suggested in the book either. So weeks and weeks later I took another stab at it and made the block in the first picture. It's still not great. The seams are awful. But I am NOT making another. I couldn't skip it either. I want to make every block from the book. I guess I will just like some better than others. I was hoping to really catch up with the quilt along. We'll see....
Here's block 17 Cat & Mice. This one was okay :)
I have 18 made now and I think the FWQAL will be up to 56 blocks by the end of January. Realistically I know I won't get that many made in a month but I'm going to keep working on it. Did any of you making these blocks have trouble with number 18?
Here's a sneak peak of something I'm working on for one of my dearest friends. An anniversary gift. She was married in Jamaica and her husband sent me a message asking if I could make this for her. I have a bunch more to do but I like the way it's coming together.