Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stringybark Farm BOM

Well, here are 3 very overdue and long awaited blocks for the Stringybark Farm BOM. Once again, my apologies for not getting around to this sooner. Thank you to those who have emailed me regarding the BOM as you kept reminding me to 'hurry up!'

So, here we have 3 more blocks for the BOM - Blocks 6, 7 and 8. I haven't actually sewn them yet as I just don't have the time at the moment unfortunately. But hopefully these drawings will do. Please feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have any questions at all regarding the blocks and design. There are two more final blocks, and I'll finish drawing them over the next week or so.

So, Block 6 is Harold and Susie, two sheepish residents of the farm. They like nothing better than to stand under the old windmill and watch the world go by, whilst snatching a few mouthfuls of lush grass of course! Then we have Miles and Pepper, two very cheeky, and very naughty barn cats. They never stray far from the bales of hay where the field mice play and hide.

And finally, we have Farmer Jack and Betty in Block 8. Their little wooden house is a simple affair, but a very happy home indeed. And whilst Farmer Jack tends his farm, his doting wife Betty is very happy in her garden.

Once again, I'm really sorry! I'm really quite annoyed at myself that I haven't been able to give this the time and attention it deserves. But life has gotten in the way quite a bit over the last few months, and that takes precedence over sewing luxuries!

Anyway, till next time - happy sewing!

Download the patterns here.
Edited to add: Just to answer some questions I have been asked. Blocks 6 and 7 need a 4.5 x 6.5" piece of cream homespun. Block 8 needs a 4.5 x 10.5in piece. Unfortunately the pictures did not scan in at the correct size (technology these days... *sigh*) but I tried to get the designs as close to the correct size as possible. Hopefully it will work out fine. :)


Béa said...

Thank you so much, Sam.
Please, what is the real size for block 7 & 8, I'm not certain they come in the right size...

Anna said...

Thanks, the blocks are so cute!

Margot said...

Obrigada pelos lindos blocos.
Parabéns pelo trabalho que faz com as crianças orfãs da Indonésia...é muito gratificante.

Gigi said...

Thanks you so Much, they all are really cute!!!

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SD Janet said...

Thank you for the artwork. Very cute. Thanks for taking the time to do these.

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Hi Sam, I love the stringybark farm BOM.
I do have a question though:
What kind of color pencils do you use? I've never colored in my stitcheries. Is it color fast and safe for washing?

You have a great blog!