Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Farmer's Market Quilt

As many of you know I am a member of Pat Sloan's Yahoo Group. Pat is a very prolific designer and shares many of her designs free with the world through her website in the free pattern section. One such pattern is for her Farmer's Market Quilt. We've been working on it as a BOM, and I love the patterns. I finally finished April's block, which was plant seedlings. Some of the other blocks were for eggplant and zucchini, a box of donuts, strawberries, and more. Check out this pattern if you're looking for something fun. When I go to farmer's markets, I usually buy homemade bread. I'm not supposed to eat donuts, so when I did my bakery block, I made loaves of bread and just a few donuts. White and pumpernickel breads are what I chose. And, of course, I had to include a chocolate iced donut.
These blocks have been so much fun. Choosing fabrics to fit the design is always a challenge. Seeing photos of what the other ladies in our group have made is always interesting. Everyone interprets things differently, and some even made their strawberries chocolate covered. The jam jars and homemade pies were especially fun for me. Here's also a photo of the quilt top before the seedlings are added. Our next block will be unveiled sometime next week, and I am really anxious to see what Pat has come up with this time. The jar of flowers introduced me to yo-yos and I also bought the heart shaped template for yo-yos, and will try making these with GD Krissy this summer. I had started Pat's pattern Slice of Summer in a class last summer with Pat. I think that might be next on my list of projects to finish. Have a great day. Linda

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love your blocks! This quilt is so fun and I'm always so anxious to get the next block. I can't wait for it to be finished. Fun fun!