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Farmer’s Wife Quilt Blocks 2, 8, 12 & 16

Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks

The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew Along officially started this week and I actually got all three of the initial blocks, plus an extra block, done! The first three blocks, 8, 12 & 16, were all simple blocks of mostly squares and rectangles. My plan for this quilt has been evolving, and my fabric choices have been getting more and more limited. That’s right, I keep removing fabrics from my initial pull! At this point, these are the fabrics I am…

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The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Quilt Sew Along

Farmer's Wife Quilt fabric selection

I made a test quilt block the other day to get a feel for how this project was going to go, and let’s just say nothing went the way I expected. I have paper pieced before, I actually did the foundation piecing for an entire crib sized quilt top when my oldest was a baby, but that was a long time ago and I suspect my craftmanship left a lot to be desired (it never even turned into a quilt,…

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Pincushions, Presser Feet and Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Window quilt block

For a few years now a queen size cathedral window quilt has been on my short list of Big Projects I Am Afraid to Start. If one looks at it dispassionately, it really isn’t such a huge project – I think I can bulk cut and assemble it in a few days if I focus, and it isn’t a conventional quilt in that it isn’t exactly quilted (although it can be) and the construction method I use leaves the backside…

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The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew Along

Farmer's Wife Quilt book and fabrics

Because I am ever the optimist when it comes to committing my time, I joined Fat Quarter Shop and Gnome Angel’s Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Sew Along and cannot wait for it to start in late September. The group is HUGE at 1500 people so far and it has been fun to watch everyone sharing their fabric choices and design decisions on Facebook and Instagram. I am really looking forward to working on a project that other people are…

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