Off to the Farmer’s Market
Well… as if I don’t have enough projects, I decided to tackle Farmer’s Market with the gals at the shop. We’re starting with the center and I can already tell that this one is going to push my skills. I couldn’t quite get these 10.5″ square, but they are fairly close. Some of the things I’ve found that have helped are using serious sizing or starching my fabric before cutting and pressing my seams open. I even broke out my Brother PQS-1500 as that seems to get the most accurate 1/4″ of all my machines.
As you can see my fabric choices are more traditional then the original, again indulging in my love of Reproduction fabrics. We also had our first $5 club class on Saturday. I picked out the background for those blocks and it’s the reverse of this black fabric. White with little black flowers and just gorgeous. I loved this black fabric so much that I bought extra just to stash, since I think it will be useful in the future.
The best thing about the Farmer’s Market is that we get to sew at the shop and get help. We have such a nice group that gets together and sews once a month with Quilt to you Wilt that it just has extended into these sew-alongs. With the new Civil War Club and Prairie Women coming up, I have a feeling I’ll be down there a lot over the next few months.