I have joined in with the oh-so-cute block making for the latest book by Lauren Hird, Farmer’s Wife 1930s. I am using modern fabrics in a warm brights palette so I can eventually set them on a navy background. I did join the Facebook group but I don’t use really FB for crafty stuff so I will be sharing on Flickr, instagram, and here.
The best thing so far is that I can use scraps to make them. Most of the pieces fit on the 2-1/2″ strips which I save, or even strings and crumbs.
Patience is one of the easiest blocks, but then I jumped ahead to Hope, piecing it using paper foundations. What i didn’t realize is that the pieces from the CD print out in mirror image, so my block is spinning the opposite way.
As a further nod to the thrifty ladies of the past, after I miscut the domino dot for the triangles I used Kona wasabi instead, and a scrap of sunprints for the centre pink square.