Quilting Fun vs. Quilting Drudgery

So we are in our sixth month of swapping Pony Club blocks over at Farmer’s Wife Quilt Swap Spot on Facebook. And I am five months behind. Yes, FIVE. I can hardly believe it. One thing led to another and here it is February and I’m sewing like mad (my backside is screaming) to get 70 blocks made. I have managed to get half of them finished and I’m tickled to show you pictures today.

October White on White (7) – Christmas Tree: This block was created using an OOP reproduction from Moda. An easy block to make, I really do wish I had more of this green fabric.

Christmas Tree Block from the Farmer's Wife Pony Club quilt block swap

Christmas Tree

November White on White (7) – Cat’s Paw: This block goes by several names, but the most common is Bear Paw. It’s not a quick block as it has 45 little pieces to make all those HST’s, but the finished product is pretty.

also known as Bear Paw

Cat’s Paw

December White on White (7) – Children’s Delight: The end product exceeded my expectations, but I’m still disappointed that I didn’t get to use the cute novelty print I purchased specifically for this project. My mistake, it was far too large for the center square. But the little kitties and blue geometric print look well together. An easy block and all 7 of them only took me a day.

Children's Delight

Children’s Delight

January White on White (7) – Boy’s Playmate: The test block I made for this one was a huge disappointment…I was trying to use up a Robert Kaufman geometric print and it didn’t work. But it will make an awesome binding on another project!. I’m very happy with the final result and it’s simplicity.

Boy's Playmate

Boy’s Playmate

February White on White (7) – Arizona: Not a difficult block, but definitely time consuming. With 45 pieces this one took me FOUR days to complete because of all the little HST’s. Even paper piecing it was time consuming and I managed to watch one and half seasons of Poirot while sewing. 🙂

Farmer's Wife Pony Club Arizona


In other news, I finally squeezed in the time to go to Gerline’s Quilt Shoppe in Giddings, Tx and pick up Junior’s quilt. I am over the moon at how it turned out. I still need to finish the binding, but plan to work on it over the weekend. Then maybe I can finally finish her room makeover.

Have a blessed weekend!



2 thoughts on “Quilting Fun vs. Quilting Drudgery

  1. cathy broun

    Love your blocks and fabrics you chose. I have this book but haven’t started the blocks yet. Pretty, Pretty Pretty.


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