Sew Modern Monday

I'm so excited to finally have another finish so that I could join Sew Modern Mondays again!

This is my Warm/Cool HST top from Jeni's quilt along. It's a huge twin topper, measuring in at 76"x90". Something like 352 HST units make up this behemoth! It took several sessions of cutting, piecing, ironing, trimming, more piecing, some more piecing, and then it was done! I'll tell you, thank the good Lord for my 2 design walls on this one, because otherwise I could not have kept it straight!
And that's my super tall, 6'4" husband holding it up for pictures. I knew he was the only one for the job :)

HST Quilt Top - finished!

I'm officially a Farmer's Wife!!! I've been dying to join this all summer, and actually bought the book way back in June! But in an effort not to have the aforementioned behemoth on my design wall til Christmas, I forced myself to finish the top before moving on. I've also been following the Summer Sampler and Skill Builder, and even though everyone has finished their Sampler, I still want to join up and make mine. So many pretty ones!

Farmer's Wife - 29 - Economy Patch
This is my first time actually cutting into and using my HR scrap stash! I missed the boat on these collections, so all I have is from her studio sale and some scrap swaps. My first block turned out great! And I even remembered to fussy cut on point!

I probably would not have been so excited to get started if it weren't for Jessica's post at Twin Fibers about paper piecing. She linked up to The Sometimes Crafter's paper piecing tute and that's what got me going. I'm still getting the hang of it, but practice makes perfect!

Farmer's Wife - 5 - Bat's Wings
I couldn't stop at just 1! I kept going and tackled this Bat's Wings block. I love that little pup, although he won't be on point...I guess we'll all end up with a few of those.

Farmer's Wife - 4 - Basket Weave
My third and last one, from late last night. Pink and green!!! My favorite combination. I'm really happy with how this turned out, although the green strips remind me of a separated Nazi symbol. Does everyone see that with a block similar to this one? I can't help it.

Farmer's Wife - my first batch!
All 3, all together! Can't wait to make more, and I better, because I need to do some serious catching up!

Everyone have a great week! I'll be down here dodging Hurricane Irene!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


  1. Love your blocks...oooooohhh and I love what you did with the warm/cool quilt! I particularly like that it is off-center!

  2. Your warm/cool quilt looks awesome! And very handy that you have such a tall husband. Your blocks look great, too. Love the fussy-cut centers!

  3. Love the quilt and your wee blocks are super!

  4. Elena, your HSTs look stunning! Just beautiful. And I love your fussy cuts in your farmer's wife blocks. Adorable. PS: I see the nazi symbol when I make blocks like that too... it's not just you!

  5. Perfection! Those colors are perfect and the fussy cuts are perfect...just lovely!

  6. Your quilt is beautiful! Love the off center design, and the colors are great! Congratulations for finishing it!

  7. BEAUTIFUL quilt--that Jeni had one rocking QAL! :) I especially love your Farmer's Wife blocks! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!


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