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Jun 12, 2014

Farm Skills

Jun 12, 2014
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Well, it must be summer again because I've resurrected this ol' W.I.P.  That Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt .  
#11 Broken Dishes
The one I WILL finish someday.  However, my track record on the FWQAL shows I average making just a few blocks each year.  And only in the summer.
#12 Broken Sugar Bowl
I'm not promising any huge progress, but I am having fun making a block here and there now that sewing time is short in the nice weather.  I've made 4 blocks.  If I make 4 more, I'll beat my total of 7 blocks for last year.  Let's hope I can do that before I fall off the wagon yet again.  :)
#13 Buckwheat
I'm enjoying using some of my vintage inspired prints in these blocks - some 30s, etc.  I don't normally use them in most of my quilts, but their personality seems to fit with the Farmer's Wife vibe.  This Butterfly at the Crossroads is my fav of the bunch.  
#14 Butterfly at the Crossroads




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12 comments:

  1. I think it's kind of sweet that you have an ongoing project that you turn to year after year, making just a few blocks when you can during the summer. I might have to start some big crazy complex project that I can work on like this.

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  2. I have a Farmer's Wife Sampler going too. I started mine about a year ago and haven't worked on it in a number of months. I like the bright fabrics you used!

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  3. Your blocks are really sweet. I hope you continue. I need to get back to mine, too. I think I have 24 blocks done.

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  4. Lol, you're ahead of me! I do about three a year....I don't know why. I really enjoy making them! Jerilynn. Jerisew.blogspot.com

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  5. I hope you can keep it up cuz they're so pretty :-)

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  6. some lovely fabrics here, and good blocks too. Very tempted to have a go at this quilt

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  7. I love these blocks and can't wait to see the next one's you finish! Summer sewing is a challenge, but nice weather after the winter we had here in Minnesota is so enjoyable. I'll sew when inspired and it is too hot to be outside. Lawn mowing is calling to me.....

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  8. So pretty...each block! Its going to be beautiful!

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  9. did u know that "Laugh yourself into Stitches" blog has the farmer's wife blocks all done by measuring thus for the great majority of blocks there are no templates? She sells the instructions on both her website and craftsy. really reasonably priced. I had not known that the original book used all templates and was ready to trash my book when I came across her website.

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  10. Your points are amazing. I'm jealous!

    How many blocks are in this quilt? What size are they?

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    1. Thank you! I paper pieced the middle 2 blocks, and rotary cut the other 2. There are 111 blocks in the Farmer's Wife Sampler. Some day! The book has templates - but I belong to a Yahoo group where you can access the paper piecing foundations. they are 6" finished / 6.5" unfinished. It's fun!

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  11. Love seeing how everyone does their blocks differently. Yours look amazing :)

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