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Farmer's Wife Quilt Along Week 31

Hello hello!  Hope you had a lovely Christmas.  I've had an amazing few days, but more about that later this week ... or next.

Today I have new FW blocks for you in colors I'm calling "The Kitchen Sink" palette. :)

I've been DYING to make this block - Postage Stamp - since I started this QAL back in June.  This sort of piecing is really one of my all time favorite activities. 

I was going to wait a while longer to make it, for no particular reason, I guess. 

But suddenly I was inspired by a few things ... this image I found at one of my new favorite blogs (well, new to me - she's been around for quite a while!)  Something about the pretty, colorful ornaments on this tree ... I actually get butterflies in my tummy when I look at this photo.  I can't explain it.

And the thought of what Christmas usually looks like - an explosion of color with all the gifts, wrapping paper, decorations, lights, candy ... especially if kids are involved.

So I decided to cut one square from every print I'm using for my FWQAL quilt and found that I had almost enough squares for 2 blocks!

I just threw in a few more whites and voila! 

I have a feeling that when it comes to the final quilt there'll be a few blocks that won't play nicely with the others and won't be allowed to join in.  But I'm sure both these blocks will make the final cut because ...

I ... LOVE ... THEM ... SO ... MUCH!!!  It's sad really ... how much I love them.

So much so that right now I'm totally wanting to make a huge quilt with just these little 3/4" squares. 

Don't think I won't!  In fact, I just might do that with all my scraps at the end of this QAL. 

One of these days I'll show you the quilt I made that ended up with literally thousands of tiny pieces.

You think I'm joking, don't you? 

Dude.  I don't joke about things like that ...

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Reader Comments (17)

Lovely blocks! You have the patience of Job! the 2 1/2 inch blocks are about as small as I like to work.....but you take half that size and create beauty. I am jealous of your patience and talent!

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarge

Ooooh, a whole big quilt out of those teeny tiny squares??? See ya in 2013 LOL! They're adorable -- I can see why you're in love! I hope you had a Wonderful Christmas!

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThmbleanna

Love the teeny tiny squares in the block and the colours look great!

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArchie the wonder dog

I admire your patience Kristyne, truely I do!

V x

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreenrabbitdesigns

I say go for it! A whole quilt made of the tiny postage stamps would be amazing! I was thinking about doing the same thing with my scraps (maybe all neutral beiges).

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreg

Love the tiny little postage stamps! I really love seeing all of the colors together in the same block. So happy looking! :)

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterA Little Blue Dragonfly

Love your postage stamps! How beautiful would it be if the post would sell them ... if ever please feel free to send a letter to germany;-)

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHildy

Your two blocks are real beauties! A whole quilt like this. I'd say YES! Happy, Merry!

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie R.

lol, i love the blocks, too! i've loved them all. if you do have to 'excuse' some from participating because they won't 'play nice', piece them into the back of the quilt. that way they get to go on the field trip with their friends that did play nice. ;0

i'd be a terrible parent...wouldn't i? ;0

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterina

Those blocks are terrific. And yes please, I'd love to see a quilt made of thousands of tiny pieces

By the way, any chance of your spam prevention going back to the old version? This one has me hitting the regenerate button several times until I can finally read both words

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNic

Absolutely lovely blocks.

Oh, something to look forward to.. I look forward to seeing that quilt build with tiny squares of such wonderful fabric.

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

I bet you use a Featherweight like I do. There is something so relaxing about piecing. Why 3/4"?
I love your Christmas tree. If I had that it would be up all year!

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary T. Salmon

Wow, 3/4". I thought the finished blocks were 6" making each of the finished squares 1". Beautiful colors.

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeri

Can you post a short tutorial on making the Postage Stamp block? Pretty soon we'll all be making these treasures. Thanks!

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTeresa K.

Love the colors you choose. Beautiful blocks you make!!

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosine

That is one of my favorite blocks from the FWQ!!! One of the main reasons I want to try making some of the blocks. However, working simply off a template scares me...I've never made a template quilt before.

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLeAnne

Love these blocks!!! And I am dying to see the quilt with the tiny pieces!!!!! Do share soon! :O)

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBari Jo

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