Dear Farmer's Wife clubbers,
For your reference, below are pictures of the first months 9 blocks along with notes and tips to hopefully aid in keeping the process enjoyable :) I've tried to include measurements to the rectangular and square templates so you can simply cut without the templates...however, you may wish to double check because I make mistakes too ;)
Block 1: Attic Windows
|Note: I fussy cut my center block. |
I pressed away from center.
#1 = 2 1/2" square
Block 2: Autumn Tints
|Note: This block can be made without templates. |
#5 Large (orange) squares = 3 3/4"
#4 Small (tan, green, gold) squares = 2"
I pressed to dark throughout.
Block 3: Basket
Block 4: Basket Weave
|Note: Instead of cutting 1 1/2 x 3 1/2" pieces, consider cutting long strips (approx 16"), stitching the lengths together and then sub-cutting into 3 1/2" blocks. Saves time and tends to add accuracy!|
I pressed all one way (to dark)
Block 5: Bat Wing
Block 6: Big Dipper
|Note: I pressed to dark.|
Block 7: Birds in the Air
Block 8: Bouquet
|Note: I also fussy cut the background so the pretty little designs looked nice! The seams in the "flowers" lay really nice if you press them open instead of to one side.|
Block 9: Box
|Note: I pressed to dark. |
Center green square is 2 1/2"