Friday, May 29, 2015

Farm Girl Friday SAL Week 5


I'm still a bit behind in my blocks, but as Lori Holt says, "You are the boss of your own quilt!" This is the Butter Churn block. This was my first time making "flying geese", and I was fascinated by the process. I measured wrong on two blocks and had to redo a step, but I finally got it right.


I decided to try my hand at the 6 inch size, because the 12 inch blocks are so very big. The photo above shows the difference in size. Unless I change my mind, the remainder of the blocks will be 6 inch - I really enjoyed making the smaller size!


Choosing fabrics for another simple block quilt using 5 inch squares occupied the better part of two days this week. I plan to give this one to the sweet wife of my nephew!


And on another note, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth, the state of Texas has received 35 trillion gallons of water during the past month - enough to cover the whole state up to nearly eight inches deep. (Gah!) Our rain gauge has captured 13.40 inches since the first of May. The photo above was taken the day we received almost 4 inches. The water never got close to our house, but we did get another 3 inches the next day. Many Texas towns, including Houston, have experienced catastrophic and historic flooding. I'm sure we will be wishing for rain in the middle of summer, but for now I think we've had enough!

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  1. Wow, I've never lived anywhere that rains like that! Snow, yes, but not rain. Glad it didn't reach your house.

    I'm glad you posted a picture of the different block sizes, those 12-inch blocks are huge! Although, I'm not terribly fond of the 3/4-inch background squares used in the 6-inch.

    So glad you're sharing your blocks, I do enjoy seeing what others are doing.

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    1. Melanie I'm not looking forward to sewing with those tiny, tiny squares. Have a great weekend! :)

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  2. Hello Linda! Love your blocks.... I really like the fabrics you have chosen and the 6 inch blocks do look great! Hope your weather improves soon.... we have had some sudden violent downpours of rain but mainly is has been sunny this week, so we have been lucky! By the way.... did you know there is a quilt block called 'The Road to Oklahoma'? I just discovered it.... you should look it up it is a pretty block! Have a good weekend!! :) x

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    1. Well that is really silly of me.... I thought it was just because of your connection with Oklahoma.... I had no idea the block existed until just last week! LOL!! :) x

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    2. Awww Christine, it's not silly at all!! Oddly enough, I've known about The Road to Oklahoma block since I started quilting in 2010, but I've never made it. How weird is that? I need to make it and post about it and put a photo in my header, so thanks for the reminder. ;)

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  3. Another gorgeous quilt! I recently became acquainted with a neighbor who makes lovely quilts as well. Between the two of you I am really getting the itch.

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  4. I love making Flying Geese. They are a lot of fun and work in some really great blocks.
    Glad the rain has eased for you. We would do just about anything for ten inches of rain!!!!

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