A long long time ago (about 2 years ago...), I started a Farmer's Wife quilt that I was planning to complete and give to my Mum's who is a farmer's wife and farmer's daughter for her 60th birthday. Well, of course it didn't go according to plan. My Mum turned 61 last month (don't tell her I told you that) and the quilt is nowhere near finish. When I started I made 13 blocks (about of the 100+) and then decided that actually I didn't like the look of my blocks. I had bought a great assortment of Kaffe Fassett prints that I was planning to mix in the blocks but it was just too busy for my taste.
So I stopped, bought 4 background fabric about a year ago (ranging from cream to chocolate) ready to restart.
I took my blocks away on holidays with me (and they are now well traveled) thinking I could unpick them then but they never got out of their plastic bags, until last month. Why I hear you ask, what happened? Well my UFO challenge for June for the Lazy Bums was to complete 20 blocks. Of course I knew 20 blocks was far too ambitious at this stage (embarrassingly I set myself the challenge nearly a year ago) but I thought at least I could try and "touch" that project. Even more embarrassingly, I have been on the Lazy Bums group until last year and I haven't completed one single project on my list, I don't think I even got one out of their bag. So I set myself a new far less ambitious goal of unpicking a few blocks and remake some. Well I managed to unpick about 5 and I remade 1. I know it isn't breathtaking but it felt so good to make a new start on this. The issue now is that with all the work and movements in the house last year, I can't locate my book anymore :-(. I am going to start by remaking the blocks I have already made. There are a certain number of additional blocks I can work out but then, I will need to find my book again so I really hope it will resurface somehow. Anyway, without further ado, here is my first new block for my revamped Farmer's Wife quilt, from there
Which one do you prefer? I know which one I like better!
Linking with Jen's Building Blocks Tuesday and Lee's WIP Wednesday (this will be a WIP for a long time!)