Tuesday, May 28, 2013

:: Yep...this farmer's wife is a beauty

It has been a long, long wait from the start of my Farmer's Wife Sampler quilt, and you have stuck with me the whole way. Now, after weeks and weeks of nothing but individual blocks, I'm so excited (so, so excited) to show you the finished quilt top (minus the borders). Please excuse all the pictures.  There are alot of them!  My design wall (aka - a plastic picnic tablecloth) worked great and kept the un-sewn blocks from being tramped on through this process.

I set the blocks on point, and used little squares of printed fabrics for the cornerstones, while using a creamy white for the sashings.
I haven't decided what fabrics to use for the borders, so for now I just love to stare at it, in all of it's creamy, colorful goodness!  If you haven't done so yet, you really ought to give this one a try! 

Quilt Stats
:: pattern - Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt (found here)
:: size - twin (83 blocks)
:: block fabrics - scraps from my stash
:: sashings - Moda Bella Solids #97 (Bleached White)

13 comments:

  1. It is lovely¡¡¡ Mine is going well, sometimes fast, sometimes slower, just going ;)

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  2. Stunning! Your FWQ is gorgeous! I can't wait to see what borders you add. Just found your blog from instagram - and read all of it! I'm following you now :)

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  3. Wow this really is beautiful .. you've just inspired me to buy the book!

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    1. Thanks Serena. It is still my favorite quilt ever, and you are going to love it too! Be sure and check out Camille's tutorial called "The Makings of a Farmer's Wife" (search Farmer's Wife in her search field) and she shows how to use a small rotary cutter to cut multiple pieces at once - taking the cutting from tedious to fast and fun! It's how I cut out all my blocks. www.camilleroskelley.typepad.com (Her Farmer's Wife quilt it what inspired me to buy the book!) Email me (under "contact me" tab) once you get your book, and I'll send you the PDF for all the templates in a condensed form, so you don't have to print out 1-per-page like they come on the disk. It's a ton of pages if you print them that way. Can't wait to see yours start.

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  4. Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

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  5. Well done, what an awesome achievement!!!

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  6. Your quilt is gorgeous, I recently bought this book and I so far have made 7 blocks.

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  7. Beautiful. I am in the process of a farmer's wife quilt right now, and it is such a long endeavor. It must feel good to finally have the top done and have it be so gorgeous too. Your perseverance paid off.

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  8. I found your blog off pinterest with this wonderfully cheerful FQSQ! I am in the process of starting my blocks. You have done a fantastic job.

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  9. I LOVE your farmer's wife! I just bought the book and hope to start in January 2015. I'm thinking blues with cream......we shall see....

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  10. I've just ordered the book after seeing your quilt, such happy colors.

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