Number 34 in the book, of course… only No. 5 for me LOL!
I paper-pieced, most grumpily, the first four blocks. As I have said, I cannot argue with the results, but I do not enjoy the process. And if nothing else, quiltmaking should be enjoyable! So I elected to just use templates and piece this block by hand… no paper backing in sight. I was pleased with how quickly it came together, and how my handsewing skills (after the first two seams or so), don’t appear to have deserted me entirely. I also like how quickly the sewing can be whisked in and out as the opportunity allows. I do have a sewing machine tucked out of sight but conveniently close at hand in my office at work, but setting it up requires more of a commitment than my lunch time, etc. may allow. If I only have 15 minutes or so of leisure, this is far more practical. I think my sixth block will also be pieced by hand. 🙂
As with all Farmer’s Wife blocks, the unfinished size is 6.5 inches square.