We will be making Blocks, 87, 111, 5, 13, 26, 27, 8 and a special
block just for you!

Templates used are, 1, 3, 6, 6R, 13, 19, 20, 21, 25, 33, 34, 35,
36, 36R, 37, 39, 40, 40R, 41, 41R, 42, 71, 99.

Before starting spray a light coating of starch on the wrong side
of all the fabrics.

Iron and cut as usual.

This will be the last month of blocks we will be making so I have
designed a special Australian farm block for our last one, using
templates from the book. It’s a large shady Gum Tree growing by
the dam and I have turned the Darting Birds into Parrots. I hope you
enjoy adding an Aussie touch to these wonderful blocks by Laurie
Aaron Hird.

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Week 29

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87 Star Gardener

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111 Wrench

Use templates 1, 3, 13, 19, 25.

Note, in these two blocks I have reversed the light and dark from
the book.

**Star Gardener.** Using the Aqua Roses, Fussy Cut 2 #1, with roses
in the centre and save 1 for block 111. Then cut 12 x 1 15/16’’
or 2’’ squares. Check Note in Month 4.

Using White/Aqua Spot cut 12 x 1 15/16’’ squares, make up
into ½ square triangles, as per week 3. Press towards the Aqua and
trim to 1 ½’’ square keeping the diagonal correct for 24 #14.
Then cut 4 x 1 ½’’ squares for 4 #19. Following the book and
photo, arrange all the pieces in place. Chain piece in sets of 4 and
sew together.

**Wrench.** Using Aqua Roses cut 4 x 1 ½’’ x 2 ½’’
rectangles for 4 #25. Then cut 2 x 2 7/8’’ squares.

Using White/Aqua spot cut 4 x 1 ½’’ x 2 ½’’rectangles
for 4 #25, then cut 2 x 2 7/8’’ squares, match up with the Aqua
squares and make into ½ square triangles, press towards the Aqua for
8 #3. Join the # 25s in pairs and chain piece as a 9 patch.

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Week 30

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5 Bat Wing

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13 Buckwheat

Use templates 20, 21, 34, 35, 36, 36R, 37.

**Bat Wing.** Using White Roses trace and Fussy Cut 2 # 37 then cut 2
x 2 7/8’’ x 1 ¾’’ rectangles for 2 #35. Using Pink Rosebud
trace and cut 2 #36 and 2 #36R. Using Aqua Roses cut 1 x 1 ¾’’
square for #34. Arrange in place and sew as per book.

**Buckwheat.** Using White roses cut 2 x 1 15/16’’ squares for 2
#21 and 4 x 2 ¼’’ squares, cut on the diagonal for 8 #20. Using
Pink Rosebud cut 2 x 1 15/16’’ squares for 2 #21 and 4 x 2 ¼’’
squares. Using Aqua Roses cut 6 x 2 ¼’’ squares, cut 2 on the
diagonal for 4 #20. Make up the rest into ½ square triangles, trim
to 1 15/16’’ for 16 #20. Arrange pieces in place and sew in
diagonal rows.

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Week 31

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26 Cut Glass Dish

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27 Darting Parrots
(Birds).

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Use templates 1, 3, 13, 19.

**Cut Glass Dish.** Using the Red Check cut 3 x 2 ½’’ squares
for 3 # 1. Using White Rosebuds cut 12 x 1 15/16’’ squares.
Using Aqua /Aqua Spot cut 12 x 1 15/16’’ squares. Make up into
½ square triangles, press and trim to 1 ½’’ for 48 #13.
Arrange in place and sew triangles in sets of 4. Chain piece
together as a 9 patch. Press long seams open if needed.

**Darting Parrots (Birds).** Using Red Check cut 4 x 1 ½’’
squares for 4 #19. Using Green Floral cut 2 x 2 7/8’’
squares, cut on the diagonal for 4 #3. Using Aqua/Aqua Spot cut 8 x
1 15/16’’ squares. Using White Rosebuds cut 12 x 1 15/16’’
squares, make up 8 into ½ square triangles and press towards the
Aqua, trim to 1 ½’’ for 32 # 13. Cut the remaining 4 on the
diagonal for 8 # 13. Then cut 4 x 1 ½’’ squares for 4 #19.
Arrange in place. Sew top left hand section together first then
repeat with the other 3. Sew together. I promise NO more ½ square
triangles!!

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Week 32

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37 Flower Pot

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Gum Tree.

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Use templates 3, 6, 6R, 13, 20, 33, 39, 40, 40R, 41,41R, 42, 71,
99, 99R.

**Flower Pot. ** Using Pink Roses trace and Fussy Cut 1 # 39, and cut
1 x 1 15/16’’ square, cut on the diagonal for 2 #13. Using
Green Floral trace and cut 1 #40. Using Green/White Spot trace and
cut 1 #40R. Using Pink Rosebud trace and cut 1 #41. Using Red Check
trace and cut 1 #41R.

Using White/Green Spot cut 2 x 4 ½’’ x 1 ½’’ rectangles
for 2 #42. Then cut 1 x 2 7/8’’ square, 1 x 2 ¼’’square
and 1 x 1 15/16’’square, cut them all on the diagonal for 2 each
#3, #20 and #13. Trim to match their templates. Trace and cut 1 #3.
Lay all the pieces in place and sew #40 and #20 together as per
book.

To sew the angled seam between #40, #20 and #41R, holding the #41R
underneath, sew to the crossing seam. Raise the foot with the
needle down in the seam. Line up the remaining raw edges, lower the
needle and sew to the end. Unpick the few stitches in the seam
allowance to make the seam sit flat and press. Repeat with the other
angled seam. Sew the rest of the block as per book and press.

**Gum Tree.** Using Green Floral trace and cut 1 # 71. Using
Aqua/Aqua Spot trace and cut 1 #33. Using Green/ White Spot trace
and cut 1 #6 and 1 #6R. Using White /Aqua Spot trace and cut 1 #99.
Flip the template 99 over and trace again to give you 1 # 99R. Using
Pink Roses cut 1 x 1 ¼’’ x 3 1/8’’ rectangle for the tree
trunk.

Using the photo as a guide, arrange all the pieces in place. Sew
#99 and #6R together aligning the angled edges, not the straight
edge. Repeat with #s 99R and 6 and press towards the green. Measure
4 ½’’ from the longest edge of the White/Aqua Spot and trim a
small amount from the straight edge, as per photo. Sew these edges
to each side of the Pink rectangle and press. Sew the Aqua triangle
to the lower half and the large Green triangle to the top edge and
press.

**CONGRATULATIONS** you have made 64 beautiful little Blocks. We only
need 61 blocks to make our version of The Farmer’s Wife Quilt but
we can add the extras to the back, they certainly won’t be left
out. Hopefully you’re proud of your achievement, you certainly
should be! I know I am!

Over the next few months we will add the sashing strips and
squares, triangles and outer border, with a few surprises along the
way. Then we will guide you through the layering and quilting
process. We can’t wait to see it finished now that we are so
close!

Happy sewing Debby & Eve x.