Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Night With Friends

Happy Friday!  It seems I have only been posting on Friday's and not very often.  I have some Farmers Wife blocks to share tonight.  I put together this first block the Friday before last.  It is number 104 Wild Geese.

 I pieced an extra block that week, number 75, Rainbow Flowers.  I have decided I need to add an extra block in the mix so it does not take me two years to finish this quilt.  This is the only block that I have went out and bought fabric for so far.  I liked how the example in the book was the same print just different colors so when I found a line I could use I made that my next block.

Last week's block was number 14, Butterfly at the Crossroads.
I have picked out the fabrics for this weeks block and for an extra block.  I am going to spend the rest of the evening cutting the pieces out and hopefully starting to piece them together.
Hopefully I will have something to show tomorrow to the other participants of Friday Night With Friends.

I also finished another bag to take on my trip which is just 17 days away.  Have I told you I am going to Hawaii with my very best friend?!  More about that later.

This is the Mini Messenger bag from Quilts Illustrated designed by Darci Wright.  If you remember  on my last post I made the rather large Cosmo Bag for my carry on tote to stash all my magazines, books, crocheting and some hand stitching in.  And it was not an easy bag.  But this one, I would make again.  The pattern was very easy to follow and I love how it turned out.
I used Moda's PB & J line of fabric, one charm pack and a yard of the fabric for the outside and lining.  I also bought 1/2 yard of one of the other fabrics for the inside pockets so they would stand out.  I have fabric left to make another bag for a gift if I want.  This is the back of the bag.

As much as I am enjoying my sewing time, I am going to have to wind the larger projects up and start working on my gardening.  The days have finally started warming up over the last 3 or 4 days.  The grass is turning green and the hens have been enjoying their time outside of the run scratching in the yard.

Thank you for stopping by!  Blessings from our home in the woods.


Linking with these Friday night parties:
circa 2011 The ORIGINAL Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop

The Self Sufficient HomeAcre


Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely blocks... enjoy your gardening.

Noela said...

Beautiful blocks and I love your bag with those fabrics. Hugs.....

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful Farmer's Wife blocks and a lovely bag - have a nice trip!

Holly said...

Isn't it hard to work inside when the outside is calling?
I'm feeling so overwhelmed with all the yard work and only me to do it! I feel bad giving Brian a list the minute he walks in the door...but there's nothing to do about it! Wedding less than 3 months away, crazy busy at work and not enough hours in the day. I'm exhausted!!!! Should have paid for a venue!!!
My sweet neighbor came over today and plowed my garden and moved my compost pile, so I'm ready to tackle that now. A little nice weather and I think it's summer!!!!

Wish I had time to blog, but reading them is so much more fun!!

Deborah Jean at Dandelion House said...

Hi there Brenda!
I love this bag so much.. that fabric is so beautiful..reminds me of the garden in summertime...
I've featured you this week on Farmgirl Friday.. Thank you for sharing with us last week!
xo Deb

Alison Bayne said...

Thanks for linking up at the Creative HomeAcre hop. What beautiful fabrics you have chosen and the bag is fabulous. I love patchwork but can only afford to use scraps at the moment! It's such a versatile technique though isn't it. See you again next time at