Saturday, July 9, 2011

Farmer's Wife

It's official. I've joined a flickr group. Not just any flickr group - a quilt-a-long group. An ambitious one, but well paced. It's the Farmer's Wife Quilt-A-Long.

You take this book. You read all the awesome letters on why being a farmer's wife is so great (all written in 1922 as part of a contest). You smile and hope someday you can have the simple life. Okay, I don't dream of being a farmer's wife. I dream of being a lawyer's wife with a lovely little sort-of-farm - some chickens, a pig or two (hey, we love bacon and ham!) and a huge vegetable and fruit garden.

Then you make the quilt blocks. The group is making two per week, but I'm about 6 weeks behind, so I'm playing catch up. I finished 6 today. They are cute and time-consuming, but it's going to be one fabulous quilt once I'm done with all 111 blocks.

Block #1 - Attic Windows

Block #2 - Autumn Tints

Block #3 - Basket - yes, she's missing her handle. Working on the applique tonight.

Block #4 - Basket Weave

Block #5 - Bat Wing, but I made mine look more butterfly-ish

Block #6 - Big Dipper

I'm just using a FQ bundle of Sew Cherry fabric - a lot of the quilters are going full-on scrappy, but I struggle with that and as this will end up being a queen-sized quilt for my bed, I went with something I love looking at.

So, are you a Farmer's Wife too? Really, join in the fun. 2 blocks per week? No problem! Once I catch up that is . . . .


Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous - of course! It's going to be great!

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