Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My New Favorite Block: Farmer's Wife 14, Butterfly at the Crossroads, Modified

6" Farmer's Wife Block 14, Butterfly at the Crossroads, Modified
I started this block on Sunday evening and finished it up yesterday afternoon.  It's Block 14, Butterfly at the Crossroads, from the original Farmer's Wife sampler quilt book.  Except that in the book, this block is pieced with a lot of HSTs (half square triangles) instead of diamonds.  I eliminated those seams to reduce bulk, to display my print better with fewer seam interruptions, and to give me a chance to practice Y-seams.  Because of the way EQ7 divided the block up into foundation patterns that included the rectangular patches, I also got to practice partial seam construction as well.

This is my new favorite block now.  Until I make another one.  Here's my assortment of 6" sampler blocks so far:

Completed 6" Sampler Blocks
And now, back to work!  I'm linking up with Main Crush (Tuesday) at Cooking Up Quilts, Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts, and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts. 

5 comments:

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I love that you redesigned the block to show off the fabric. I especially love that text print! It's a great block, and looks so good with all the others you have finished. Thanks for linking to MCM - Tuesday edition! :)

Lena Pugacheva said...

I love your fabric choices! They give the block the kind of "traditional with a twist" feel I'm always attracted to))

Preeti Harris said...

Ooh those blocks look stunning. You made excellent fabric choices. I am sure they will become a fabulous quilt.
Hugs,
Preeti.
http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com

Pam said...

I think this is my favorite also! Though I am very partial to the little oriental girl block and the blue and yellow windmill. I did no comprehend that these were 6" blocks. Your workmanship is at a very high level.

Anonymous said...

Y seams aren't so bad but in 6" blocks you deserve a special treat! Beautiful work, as always!
Barbara in AR

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