Friday, June 18, 2010

Farmer's Wife Friday

I'm off to a good start on the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.  I chose the fabric I'm going to be using.  I decided upon a batch of fabric that I had in a nice range of colors.  Here it turns out that the fabric is Thimbleberries fabric from multiple years.  I can't even remember where I purchased the grouping I have had it for a couple of years so I think it's perfect!  I may need to search for a little more blue Thimbleberries fabric to add more variety there.
I also decided that I would stay in the 6" block size.  The first two blocks I completed are the Kitchen Woodbox (54) page 17 and the Attic Windows (1) page 128.  I started out going from the front of the book only to realize the blocks that are not in order.  So I changed my process to start with block number 1 and I'll try and go in order.  

Of course it has been a while since I paper pieced.  I forgot that there is a faint 1/4 inch seam around the block you are to leave when you cut the sides.  I did not on block number 54.  So I had to add back some fabric on the Kitchen Woodbox.  So, that's why mine is a little different.
Thanks for stopping by!  


  1. Adorable! I love the fabrics you chose~ just perfect! Happy stitchin'! :-)

  2. looks like you are off to a great start! I have noticed several bloggers working on this book - and wonder if there is some quilt along group or sidebar link I can click on to take me to each of their sites to see progress..... hummm I may need to research that. ;)

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  3. Okay! Love your 1st two square & would like to know how you are able to paper piece. I have the Farmer's Wife Book & CD. I would love to be able to paper piece this quilt vs. using the templates. Please let me know.
    Thank you.

  4. Sorry Lori, I have no way to reply to your question since your email is not in blogger. Sorry. If you happen to come back here to look, here is a good you tube video on paper piecing.