Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Rancher's Wife finally Found Time to Stitch Some Quilt Along Blocks

Last week was a too many trips to town week, but the reasons for going have been for fun. I had to make one day an errand day, but the rest of the trips were for a Safari Club Banquet, and a wedding which had me making an extra trip a day earlier in order to help prepare all the food. I think I made 100 jalapeno poppers and peeled about 200 shrimp. Needless to say, with the green chile chicken enchiladas, red beef enchiladas, pork tacos, and everything else that a sweet daughter, who is expecting, put together, we had enough food to feed people for a  month. :)

The happy couple is now headed to happily ever after and I am NOT going back to town for as long as I can manage.

I am woefully behind on John'aLee's Rancher's Daughter Quilt Along. I think they are on block 7...or possibly 8 and I hadn't even chosen a color scheme. Then I spied a pile. This pile:


I won this very generous collection from Kelly over at Charming Chatter in 2011. It's Wuthering Heights from Moda and I thought it would be just the ticket for this quilt along.

It takes me a coon's age to decide on fabrics for each part of the blocks, but I'm thinking these all came together in a collection so everything will play nicely in the blocks.

So I have managed to piece together block 1:


  Block 2 - which for some reason looks quite twisted. It really isn't. I think it is being poked in the back by an unruly bit of hay, and an uncooperative wind. I kind of look like that too after one of our windy days:


Block 3


and Block 4:


 I am really enjoying these sweet fabrics and their pretty colors and John'aLee is putting together some darling blocks that are a joy to piece.



However, I have heard that the next blocks will be a challenge. Taking a deep breath...and making sure I still have that emergency supply of chocolate.

16 comments:

Doniene said...

I love, love, love them!! I was going to do this SAL, but alas, just too many other projects! But I'm loving seeing everyone's creations and your are right at the top of my list!!

Blessings

Carol said...

Your blocks are awesome...I need to get busy!

Darlene said...

Very, very pretty blocks!!!

Debbie Collins said...

I am working on a UFO from 10 years ago with Whuthering Heights. It's a lone star quilt, king sized. I love that fabric and would love to find some more to buy!!! I am wanting to do the Ranchers daughter QAL, I live on a ranch/farm also. But haven't even started either!

Nancy said...

So clever to use clothes pins on the baler twine. I love it! It's the perfect place to photograph the Rancher's Daughter blocks, which look fabulous. Nice job

Vickie said...

These were great fabric choices for that quilt along. Great pics in the hay too. The hay lot if my favorite place to take pics, it makes a good back drop.....must be a country girl thang.

SewBlinkey.blogspot.com said...

They are great!! Love your color choices. Great blocks and love the way you displayed them.

Dar said...

These are great little blocks and your colors look perfect. You really made up for lost time. One more day and you will be caught up with everyone else. Your middle name must be "Speedy Gonzales"?

Lou said...

Love the blocks!!!! Keep going!!!!!

Sandra said...

What's with the Microbiolog books in the picture? I used that book many moons ago. Loved Microbiology so much that I majored in it,

Great fabric you have chosen to do your blocks in. Your blocks look great.

Keep on keeping on.

sandra

Michigan Gal said...

That fabric is really nice. I don't think I would have picked it until I saw how it came together. Good choice! And, of course, nice work!

Cheryl said...

Great job!!! I love the fabrics you are using.

Ranch wife said...

Very Pretty! Love the blocks. Don't blow away in that wind! Ha one thing I don't miss at all about NM!

~M~

JMF said...

cute blocks! I almost have the binding sewed on the pony tails quilt. Am I ever glad you posted yours so I could find that pattern:) Those little ponies just come alive on the quilt. Thanks Julie

Sarah said...

The blocks look really good. Hmmm, just another quilt along to get interested in! I hate wind! It's part of our life here on a coastal peninsula, but I find it really unsettling still.

Denise :) said...

NICE! I love this line -- the coloring is VERY similar to the line I'm using for my Grandmother's Choice blocks. And what, what??! Wuthering Heights fabric?! This is right up my alley!! Love me some Emily Bronte! :)

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