I have a good-sized stack of Farmer's Wife blocks complete. But when I count them, there are only 48. Which sounds like a lot -- until you realize the quilt has 111 blocks! I spent all day yesterday catching up with my FWQAL group at High Country Quilts. Here are the blocks I finished yesterday:
My favorite block is "Grape Basket." I used my clever "Block Loc" tool to get perfect half-square triangles that nest together beautifully. (Click to see post about the Block Loc.)
Oh, look, I did it twice:
I made it twice because I had annotated the size of the square in my book at 1 1/2". That would be finished size, not cut size. Now my friend and fellow Farmer's Wife aficionado. Shar (retired math teacher) would have known at a glance that making four half-square triangles at 1 1/2" would not result in a 6" square finished block. But I blithely went on sewing and it wasn't until I put this little gem on the design wall next to the other blocks that I realized -- oh. It's only 5" square.
Won't it make a nice mug rug for our FWQAL teacher, Karen?