Welcome followers of the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along, I am Lisa the Official Blogger for this weeks block #89 Ruby! I am so glad that I joined this group that has grown to over 7000 people in less than a year with Fat Quarter Shop , GnomeAngel, Marti Michell, and the other FQS Bloggers. I have met so many wonderful people and been inspired so many times by the participants in the facebook group.
The beauty of the group is you can start anytime and go through the tutorials and posting! If you are not in the group, you can join all you need is the book to get started. There is a link under the book on this post to get it for $13.99!
Todays block and letter are on page 91! The letter title "We Took A Work Cure", tells of an older couple who left the farm and moved to town. They realize that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Returning to farm living. Life is harder in the country but it is rewarding work. Ruby block #89 is the perfect block to start with to learn Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP). Yes there are other ways to do the block, I agree but nothing has to really line up on this block and it comes out great!
Here are my past posts for the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along to answer questions about tools and ideas to get the best results:
Ruby was fun to sew and I would say a difficulty of 1! You can find the FPP pattern on the CD that comes with the book under "Paper Piecing"! Each block on the CD is listed with it's name first then the number! Knowing both will save you some scrolling. Click on it and print it out! Then cut it, color, and sew.
The fabrics - I used "Pie Making Day", Brenda Ratliff, RJR Fabrics The thread for piecing is Aurifil #2600
In the photo above 1 are strips I first cut for FPP (11/2" to 2"). 2. Large enough scraps to continue to use. 3. Scrap trash.
I made my block two at a time with my precut strips I made!
If you are using the templates the conversion chart for Block 89 Ruby you can find it here: From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Chart 66: Ruby, Block #89 in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along
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Thank you for stopping by and reading please come again soon! Lisa