Block 69, Mrs Keller, from the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt reminds me of one of Anita (of Daydreams of Quilts) Minecraft blocks, and I love it. There’s something about those little corner triangles that I find really appealing. I’ve opted to foundation paper piece today for speed and Marti Michell is showing you how to use the templates to cut the “odd” shaped pieces so you can machine this block. The block comes together really quickly and delivers a lot of impact. This was one of the first blocks I wish I could have just picked fabric without having to do one colour because I would have used some Anna Maria Horner Honor Roll Overachiever for the focal print. (Might just need to make another version for another little project….)
Thoughts on the Letter
Isn’t it always the way in life. The thing you think you don’t want to do often turns out to be the best thing you could do. I did not want to move into the house we’re currently living in. When we bought it I felt like we bought it because we’d run out of other suitable options. I cried the day we moved in. We left a really comfortable brand new build to move into a 30 year old fixer upper (without the benefit of having Chip and Joanna Gaines!). I thought it was the biggest mistake. However, it’s turned out to be one of our biggest blessings (despite the fact that in the past week we’ve had the dishwasher break, the deck needs replacing and our bathrooms are something out of a renovators nightmare). Being in this house has allowed me to follow my passion, given us space as a family and holds so much potential for the future. I feel like On-the-farm when it comes to this house, I don’t want to lose it because we’ve had such a great time here (once I stopped crying).