Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Two weeks??

How in the world has it been almost 2 weeks since I last posted?? This summer is getting away from me way too fast!!
The AccuQuilt Baby Go! giveaway is open until Sunday so make sure you've entered!! I can't wait to be able to give someone one of these!

So by now I'm sure you've all seen the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along that pretty much everyone in blog land seems to be doing? Well way back in June, actually I think it was the end of May, anyways over on twitter it was being discussed and Pat Sloan and I decided we wanted to join in but really didn't want to commit to 2 blocks a week for a year. Just not going to happen. So we decided we were going to be the Farmer's Mistresses!
All the fun, none of the commitment!
Now someone got upset on the flickr group over the term so I think we're going by Farmer's girlfriends now but still.
Anyways, I'm doing mine completely from Fig Tree fabrics, 75% of which will come from my stash most likely.I'm hoping to have a bit from every on of Joanna's lines in the quilt.
I hate templates so right now am only doing the ones I can figure out the math on, and one of the yahoo groups has the designs as paper piecing patterns so will probably do some of them that way.
I'm ok with a few templates but this is kind of silly to me.
So here are a few of the blocks I've gotten finished. Several more have decided to hide in the wasteland that is my sewing room. It's getting kind of scary in there so I will have to clean it out soon. I'm losing way to much.

I have 3 more patterns coming out soon, including this one, so I've been working crazy hard to get them finished up. I'm very excited about these ones and hope you will be too.

Remember you can buy my patterns that are already out at Fat Quarter Shop now!


Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Too funny....I think the Farmers "mistrss" was a great idea!!
Your new pattern is amazing....although triangles scare me as you may remember from the "quilt of valor" blocks !! LOL

Sara said...

I still have not started the FWQ:( No time for it yet.

I adore your new pattern in the pic:)

Karen said...

I love the idea of the Farmer's Mistress too ;) I say pooey to those oversensitive types who get upset by a little word!

Jennifer said...

Ohhh, love your new pattern!

SarahB said...

Oooh! Your Fig Tree FWQA blocks are beautiful! If you find yourself needing something give me a yell-- I've collected yards and yards of assorted Fig Tree yardage, not her oldest lines, but I could spare a bit for you. :)

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Beautiful quilt Cara. You are so talented!! I agree, pooey with those that don't like "mistress". Like "girlfriend" is any better? Haha.

Snoodles said...

Love the new pattern....waiting impatiently! That looks like a great new scrappy quilt!
Jacque in SC (at Lilypadquilting)

Patricia Lessell said...

Love it and love the title of Farmers Mistresses!!! GREAT. Can I join you both please because I certainly can't commit to 2 a week - heck I haven't even managed to do one yet!! So as Karen Wilson said - phooey to those oversensitive types!!! I've never been a mistress in my whole life so this will be my BIG chance.

Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Nancy said...

Thats beautiful Cara. You are quite the talented quilt designer!

Katie Cannon said...

beautiful quilt Cara. I was wondering who won the Go Baby Giveaway?