Hi everyone! It's Kimberly on the Jolly Jabber today! I am super pumped for The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along hosted by Angie of Gnome Angel and Marti Michell. I thought it would be fun to share some tips on how I am making my blocks. My goal is to make all of the blocks and I really hope I can achieve that! So here are my tips for starting....
To start my blocks, I drew ten random blocks in Electric Quilt to get the feel of my blocks then I printed each block on color paper to follow as I piece.
I am very picky about my thread selection (no wonder I have a thread obsession!). Before I start every project, I match my thread to my fabric. I usually pick a color that is "in between" my light and dark fabrics. For this particular quilt, I chose Aurifil 2340.
My last tip is try making your blocks in groups. I like to make blocks ten at a time to save time. I cut all of my blocks at once and put them on my Lori Holt Design Boards. To learn how to make them, watch her video or check out our step-by-step blog tutorial or you can buy these already made here.
As a fun teaser, here are my first few blocks.
I can't wait to see all of your blocks! Make sure to check back Monday, September 28, 2015 for the start of this Sew Along and don't forget to join our Facebook group and follow the #FQS1930FarmersWife on Instagram.