Using my new couch as a design wall: week 2, Farmer’s Wife 1930s Quilt sew-along

Betty and Caroline, cozy on the new couch.
Betty and Caroline, cozy on the new couch.

Don’t you just love picking out fabrics for quilt blocks?  Once I’ve got that first print, that is.

Betty just loves apples.
Betty just loves apples.

I just got my hands on this yummy orange colored apple print.  The blue jumped right in, and then the yellow.

Caroline likes contrast.
Caroline likes contrast.

I wanted black in my Caroline block.  The red and green allowed for great contrast, which makes the pinwheels pop!

I am paper piecing my blocks, and have discovered a wonderful hint for the blocks like Caroline that have lots of pieces in lots of colors.  Before I start stitching, I write the colors that I am using in the appropriate sections of the foundation papers.  This has saved me a lot of grief in the piecing process!

Write the color names in each section of the foundation papers.
Write the color names in each section of the foundation papers.

Too lazy to wander out into the blazing sunshine, I decided to photograph the blocks on my new couch.  The couch is orange, but seems to show up as a different color in each picture!

Love my new La-Z-Boy!
Love my new La-Z-Boy!

Wishing you sunny skies and rainbows!

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