Wednesday, April 20, 2016

My Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt


I finished it! It's my version of the Farmer's Wife 1930's Quilt. It's my version because I used 42 blocks and made it my own size. This quilt top measures 64" x 72". It's a very nice lap size which is my favorite size to make. The book included 4 different sizes that could be made. This quilt falls between the crib and twin size. 


This is the quilt without the outer border. Not many Farmer's Wife quilts include a border made from the background fabric. I decided I wanted to really outline the blocks and thought the background fabric would be best. I didn't want to introduce another fabric color. I feel the blocks have all the color and should be allowed to shine.



It took a few days to find the border fabric. I really wanted to find a really pretty lavender but my local quilt shops didn't have anything I liked. I found this teal Penny Rose fabric and thought the color was perfect. 

I'm so happy to have finished this quilt. The quilt along is ongoing so I feel as though I cheated!! I'm hoping to finish machine quilting my scrap quilt today too! For once, I won't have 4 or 5 projects I'm working on at the same time. I'm going to try and restrain myself and only work on 2-3 projects at a time. Maybe. 

8 comments:

  1. It's lovely! I think the border fabric you picked really makes the colors pop! I haven't gotten back to working on mine in quite some time. Not as much fun without you. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Em! I'm here if you need me! I have a feeling you'll be fine. I ended up paper piecing most of the hard ones. So much easier that way.

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  2. Farmers Wife is next on my list. I love the fresh colours you have chosen.

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    1. Thank you! I love the brighter fabrics so popular right now! It makes all projects look so much fresher.

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  3. It's beautiful (and I love teal so I think the border is perfect LOL!) Good idea to keep it at 42 blocks, doesn't seem too overwhelming and you get a finished result a lot faster too. Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much! I felt a little guilty stopping at 42 blocks but I really didn't want to make a huge quilt of 99 blocks. I love this size!

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