Saturday, April 10, 2010


A wonderful distraction from the Baby Watch has turned out to be these terrific blocks for The Farmer's Wife!  They came in the post the other day from Pat, one of the three women I've arranged to swap ten blocks each with.  Pat (who is also on baby watch, by the by -- her granddaughter Madeline Rose is past due at this point)  threw in some bonus blocks; she said their names made her think of me -- [Near] Philadelphia Pavement, Foxy Grandma [or Grandpa] and another whose name eludes me at the moment, most likely Scrambled Granny or some such.  Names notwithstanding, aren't these blocks just precious and adorable?  Tilt your head to the left and look at the picture again -- they're even more wonderful!

So wonderful, in fact, that in my state of aroused emotion as a very anticipatory grandma, I'm thinking about The Farmer's Wife again.  Y'all know I'd pretty much decided not to do the 111 blocks for the queen version and stick with 55 for the lap size.  Seeing Pat's amazing blocks -- keep in mind, readers, that these puppies finish at six inches -- and knowing Sherron's and Cecelia's will be equally glorious, well, you can see where this is going. 

I wouldn't have to make all of the Terrible Template blocks that the book prescibes.  I could make ones that I felt I could handle, and then fill in with other 6" blocks from Around The Block and other places.  I could do that. 

Now whether or not I shall remains to be seen.  In any event, with the Sherron-and-Cecelia trades, I'll surely have my 55.  And, thanks to Pat, prolly a couple more.  Stay tuned for news on that front.  As well as from Richmond.  I'm thinking today would be a good day for a birthin'!  And I bet you are too!


Suzan said...

Thinking positive, "go" thoughts for you today so please forward to your DIL!!

*karendianne. said...

These blocks are wunnerful, friend. Absolutely wunnerful. Love seeing all the quilting you're doing these days. So inspiring.

I got up to see if we had any baby news (well, I got up for other reasons but you know what I mean) and I see none so I'm waiting to hear from Near Philadelphia as you await news from Richmond.

Gari said...

One of the great things about using blocks from two sources is that you make a quilt that is uniquely your own. go for it!!

Lurline said...

Looking gorgeous, Nancy ... and, gee a new little bub arriving ... am I right!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Salem Stitcher said...

The blocks are wonderful! They remind me how much I covet that book. One day soon I feel myself breaking down.

Thinking of you and yours in anticipation of new arrivals of grandbabies!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Looks like you're making good use of your waiting time... the blocks look fantastic, even better with a slight tilt of the head. :)!

I think today's the day!

*karendianne. said...

Just dropping in later in the day so you'll know I'm waiting with you. :)

Miriam said...

Beautiful blocks!
I am almost tempted to make some Farmer's Wife blocks too.

I hope you get the good news soon!! :)