Monday, November 30, 2015

Farmer's Wife Update


Here are my 22 blocks I've made so far for The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt. I've made so many more blocks since I've last blogged about this quilt. I only plan on making 42 blocks. I'm sort of making up my own size. I feel their lap size is a little too small ( 50" X 59") but the twin is too large (78" X 95"). My quilt will be somewhere in the middle of those two quilt sizes.

Some of these blocks have been so fun to make while others have been very difficult. I feel as though I'm learning a lot and will end up with a beautiful quilt when finished! I suppose it's all worth it in the end. I'm paper piecing whenever possible. I love the accuracy of this method.


Here are the blocks I've made since my last post.


Jenny


Patience


Nancy


Granny


Patricia


Milly


Addie


Margaret


Jewel


Sara


Aimee


Grandma

I didn't sew that last seam in the Grandma block. I need the block halves to complete the top and bottom of 3 rows. The blocks will all be set on point. 

The next block has just been released. I'll be working on Ava next!! 

12 comments:

  1. Very pretty--a lot of these look difficult--great you can paper piece--but sometimes, I find even then, they can be tricky...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thanks, Julierose! Yes, even paper piecing has been difficult with a few of these blocks. They are pretty but can also be frustrating!

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  2. Your blocks are lovely - and you have quite a pile of them now! I hadn't realised they all had 'names'!

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    1. Thank you, Raewyn! Yes, they all have names and letters associated with each block. Some of the letters are quite sad since they're in the middle of the depression. But, also uplifting at the same time!

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  3. They look very nice as a group. You've done well to keep up with each one. Next on my list is "Nancy".

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    1. Thanks, Em! I think I'm stopping at 42 blocks. I think that's all I need to make the size quilt I'd like.

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  4. I love your FW blocks, the colors and fabrics are just right for my taste! Looking great!

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    1. Thank you! They can be fun and frustrating also! I'm about half done for the size quilt I have in mind.

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  5. love your blocks. your fabrics are so neat and fun.

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    1. Thanks so much! This is the first time I've even bought 1930's fabrics. I do think they're very pretty. So fun to work with!

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  6. That looks like fun. Borrowed the book the other day. That could make a nice project for the new year. Feeling inspired

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    1. You will love making this quilt! Some of these blocks are easy but some are also very challenging! It's definitely a fun project to make!

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