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.
Dot ~ Essential dots from Moda.
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
Dot ~ Essential Dots from Moda
The Kerchief girl is an out of print Japanese Fabric.
Have a great weekend!