Monday, 17 October 2016

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt - Gentleman's Fancy

Gentleman's Fancy, block 44 in the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I quite like the name of this block, and it includes two of my favourite fabrics from the Rose Parade collection.

Apart from the centre square, all the pieces were easily measured and cut out with my 45/90 degree ruler and a rotary cutter. I really am getting good use out of the ruler with these blocks. Except for rare occasions, I tend to avoid buying tools that aren't necessary, and though I still don't think it is a necessity, I do think the ruler was well worth the purchase.

I measure my blocks after each sewing step to make sure that everything is working out well. It takes a little extra time, but it's well worth it if the block ends up the right size and no fussing is needed when sewing it into the finished quilt. This block worked well with no unpicking required. If only I could say that about all the blocks!

Hope you have a lovely week,

Bye for now x


  1. Those fabrics work so well together - reminds of dress fabrics from the 1950s. And I agree the name of the block is strangely appealing!

    1. Thank you Allison, it is a favourite combination for me. :) Interesting how the name appeals, isn't it? :)


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