A Rainy Day Spent Sewing

By: Jill Finger

Jun 02 2015

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Spring star blockStaying home and sewing on a rainy day–priceless!  The picture on the top is from my almost finished farm quilt.  I’m so pleased how the rain spout turned out.  Machine quilting with metallic thread is not easy.  It keeps breaking, so each time the sewing machine has to be re-threaded which is not easy when you have a 47 by 49 inch quilt under the presser foot.  But I persevered…That was on Sunday.

On Monday, it was still raining and being the farm quilt is finished  except for hand sewing the binding, I was looking around for something else to do.  Finishing a UFO (unfinished object) seemed like a good idea, so I took out a collection of black and white blocks I made as a Block of the Month project in 2014.  April loves black and white so I’m planning on turning the blocks into a quilt for her.  Twelve blocks won’t make a very big quilt and she has a king size bed.  I had  seen a picture of a  quilt in Joann’s in January that stretched twelve pieced blocks into a bigger quilt by alternating plain blocks with the pieced ones.  When I sketched it out, I realized I needed six more pieced blocks to alternate with the plain ones to make it king size. Last week, I bought a new quilting book called Farm Girl Vintage that had lots of blocks with very well written instructions.  Picking out six blocks was the easy part. Picking out black and white fabrics for six blocks took much more time than it should have because I had to audition each fabric for each block. (Yeah, I know)  After the blocks were done, I figured out what other fabric I needed to complete the top, so I’m all ready to go shopping. 

The second block is called spring star. country crossroads block

Country Crossroadscorn and tomatoes block

Corn and Tomatoeschurn dash block

Churn Dashwelcome block

Welcomekitchen window block

Kitchen Window.  I really like this one.  I’m thinking of making a wall hanging using several of these blocks with a different scene in the center of each, like looking out the window while washing the dinner dishes.

Sewing on a rainy day is wonderful–much better than sewing during a snowstorm–because I didn’t have to go out and shovel.

One comment on “A Rainy Day Spent Sewing”

  1. Never would have guessed the names of the blocks! It will be stunning when finished!


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