Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt

I'm finished making my Farmer's Wife 1930's blocks. I opted to make 42 blocks. I will have 7 rows made up of 6 blocks each. The blocks will be set on point. I'm not making any size quilt from the book. I found the lap size quilt too small (32 blocks, 50" X 59") but the twin size too large ( 84 blocks, 78" X 95"). My quilt will be somewhere in the middle. I may also add an extra border. Time will tell exactly what size I end up making!

Here are the blocks I made since my last post.

This block is Grandmother. I feel it needs flowers in that pretty basket!

This is Tirzah on the left and Lola on the right. I love Tirzah! One of my favorites!

This is Nan and Mrs. Taft. Mrs. Taft will be used as triangle pieces when the quilt is sewn together.

This is Dolly and Heather. I think Dolly was made up of 57 pieces. (Ugh!)

Lastly, we have Doris and Mary Gray.

I chose some of these block patterns myself just to be able to finish piecing the blocks I needed. Two blocks were released each week. I knew I didn't need many more blocks so I decided to go ahead and make what I liked! The quilt along will make all 99 blocks in the book. I just had no patience left!

I plan on buying setting and backing fabric very soon! It's nice to know my 6 1/2 inch blocks are done!


  1. They look very pretty when you put them all together. I still have a long way to go on this one. I'll miss having you along....

    1. Thanks, Em! I'm so glad these pesky little blocks are done!

  2. Really neat blocks!! I like that basket too--I agree about adding a posy or two...hugs, Julierose

    1. Thanks, Julierose! So glad these blocks are done!


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