Gypsy Wife, July 6

Hope From Hartford is our block this week found on page 9 of the Gypsy Wife booklet.  I was totally uninspired whe I chose these fabrics:

And the finished block is pretty blah.  This might be a block I will make again – I am not happy with it.

Here are my first four blocks – nothing like I had in mind when we started but I will forge ahead.


14 thoughts on “Gypsy Wife, July 6

  1. Jackie Baumhauer

    Mary, I like your blocks. Once you get them all together they will be great. Now you know how we all felt doing your quilts.

  2. Carol

    Honestly, I am surprised to see that collectively these are going to be very good together! I do not have the daring-do attitude you have! Not the eye…..I can’t wait to see more!

  3. Jane dumler

    How do you get to the site where people are posting pictures of their blocks. I like your new block, Mary. It is a spot for the eye to rest

  4. e

    I love it. Everyone wants to win the star quilt. It is really pretty. Also made out of the scraps of fabric 60 80 quilt 2 table runners and 10 star potholders. Awesome job for this 2015 quilt. Thanks to you

  5. Rose Mikulski

    I like your Hartford block, especially the fabric used for the star points; all your blocks are playing very nice with each other.

  6. Launa

    I LOVE the soft pastel watercolor looking print in your Hope From Hartford block. The five fabrics look so good together.

  7. Betty Klosterman

    Your block could use a bit more contrast in the quarter square triangle, but the picture from the pattern looks like a lot of their blocks are rather washed out blending together??? The scrappy quilts can cause a bit of concern, but they come out alright. I made a log cabin blindly picking out the pieces and that REALLY hurt, but turned out great. I’m very happy with it.

    Love the pictures of everything. Iowa looks so green and the pictures of the corn are amazing. I think they came from other Iowa friends. We all love your show and tell so happy quilting.

    Betty from Rapid City

  8. Betty Klosterman

    It looks like your quarter square triangle could use a bit more contrast, but from the pattern picture of the quilt the colors seem to wash together? It probably won’t matter in the long run. Don’t we all love scrappy quilts?

    Last winter I made a scrappy log cabin and BLINDLY picked out each piece and it HURT. But, it didn’t matter and turned out great.

    We love your show and tell on everything. Iowa looks so green an the corn is wonderful. That’s Iowa, but maybe those pictures came from other Iowa friends… Happy quilting and keep up the pictures.

    Betty from Rapid City

  9. Susan

    Addicting, that what this pattern is, at least to me. I was very apprehensive to start but now I am on a roll! Thanks for the idea. Really having fun!

  10. Diane

    I agree there could be more contrast, but when put with the others, it fits just fine. Since I’m not making the quilt, I wondered about the size of the 3rd block. I can’t wait to see the finished projects:)

  11. Judy

    I think you should keep going and not redo any of them. This happened to me and the more blocks I finished and put up on the wall the better it started to look. Now I just love it. Keep going!

  12. Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts

    Hi Mary,
    I say just keep piecing: your blocks are looking good together, and it is a scrappy quilt, right? I finished up Hope from Hartford today for my Reproduction Gypsy Wife, this time I went all for greyed blues and am really pleased with the effect. Next week a bit more punch for me too! I’m thinking dark blue and mustard. I also posted a Gypsy Wife progress shot on my blog, where you can see how much (or how little!) of the top we have made so far…..
    Kind regards, Fiona.

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