Farmer's Wife Friday ~ Augusta and Aunt

Happy Friday!   I'm back to share the last two blocks I made for the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along.  If you are new to this Quilt Along you can find details over at VeryKerryBerry.

The first block is called Augusta.
  The fabrics I used are:
Flower Baskets from Junko Matsuda for Daiwabo from Sew Me A Song on Etsy.
Blue ground print is an out of print fabric from Moda - 1974 by Urban Chicks. 

Augusta is a fairly complicated block.  I'm going to share a few tips to make it go together a bit faster and easier!

I like to color code the pattern before cutting it apart.  First, I color the small block on the paper piecing pattern page.  Then I color the sections of the blocks.

 I also drew arrows showing which way the pattern on the fabric should be facing.  This is important is you are fussy cutting or want your print to be facing in a particular direction

I also changed the pattern a bit.  Unit A includes two Y seams.  I cut apart the pattern to eliminate the Y seams as noted in the pic above.

This is a perfect pattern to do a bit of prep in cutting and preparing each section.
I cut the pieces as a group. The pattern was glued to the fabric using a fabric glue stitch.
 This makes the sewing much faster!

The second block is called Aunt.
It was a fun and easy block to make after tackling Augusta : )

Fabrics used are:
Floral ~ "Penny's Dollhouse" by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman
The Kerchief girl is an out of print Japanese Fabric.

Have a great weekend!


  1. The fussy cutting looks great! It add a lovely detail to very sweet blocks.

  2. They are beautiful, lovely fabric combinations

  3. Love your blocks great fussy cutting! And thanks for the tips to make Augusta:-)

  4. They are great looking blocks. I haven't wanted to tackle this project, and it's nice to see how you get them to look so pretty! I look forward to your next post!

  5. Wonderful blocks, Charise! I've been trying to figure out what to put in that center square of the Aunt block, and now I know! Kerchief girl to the rescue! Thanks for sharing your lovely work.


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