Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Progress on African Snowball and Farmer's Wife Sampler

After surviving one of the rainiest and soggiest couple of weeks that I can recall in a long time, I had no choice but to stay in and work on quilt projects.  Good thing too...I completed the African snowball quilt top.  I opted to put on 2 borders with the outside border only on the sides.  I really like that border fabric but I thought it would overwhelm the other fabrics if I were to put it on the sides and the top and bottom   I have a backing picked out and hope to get this quilted over the next couple of weeks.    I also completed 4 blocks for the Farmers' Wife sampler.  I now have 10 completed and I only have 101 more to make.  This is my side project and I am enjoying it.  I am making the blocks with various shades of the Daiwabo taupes.  I think fall is on the way and I am looking forward to it.  Happy quilting.  Sorry for the quality of the pics -- lighting was not the best.





6 comments:

bernie said...

I am going to try to comment one more time. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. The African Snowball is fantastic - the black really makes the African prints stand out and that border is great. good going on your Farmer's Wife Blocks, that is a big project. Does it snow in Africa? :)

Latebloomerar said...

Your farmers wife blocks look great! I love the border on the snowball quilt.

Thanks,
Melinda

Lucy Wilson said...

i love how "african" the african snowball quilt looks especially with those borders :)

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I really like the african snowball blocks - who knew they'd look so great in that pattern! I agree about the black and white border, it really adds punch to the quilt. Looking forward to seeing it finished!

Carla said...

your farmers wife blocks look good. I am just starting the quilt. I have 4 and a half blocks done. My last one was a comedy of errors. Have fun and stop by and say hello if you have time.

Steve said...

I absolutely love your African snowball quilt. Great way to show off such a diverse group of fabrics.
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Your blog is great, I enjoy reading.
Steven