Friday, June 10, 2011
If you weren't following my blog last summer, I started a project where I want to make a 6 inch block for each state using fabric that came from that state and that the block has some sort of significance or link to the state. I've been hand-piecing these. It was a challenge I made to myself last year to make 3 quilts using hand piecing methods.
And there was a spin-off project of doing 80 pieced blocks in blue and white for my mom as a history quilt. Each block or name of the block will reference something that happened during that year of her life. I refer to this project as the "Betty Jeanne" quilt. These blocks are machine pieced.
This block is Corn & Beans (FW #22) for Iowa.
The red & white blocks are hand pieced. ( It was a 2 week, 6000 mile road trip. )
Many of my blocks are from other sources, but I'll be focused on posting the ones that appear in The Farmer's Wife.
Better go add my blocks to the Flickr Group, then I'm off to do non-quilty things for the weekend.