Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I just joined a quilt along sponsored by the blog Fussy Cut found at http://fussycut.blogspot.com/2011/06/farmers-wife-quilt-long-week-1...
It looks like fun, I just received the book in the mail yesterday and am planning what fabrics to use and printing the templates needed.
Hope some of you will join me in this basically year long quilt along.
I see it is your profile picture too. It looks lovely and your pooch is cute too. Thanks for sharing all your Farmer's Wife blocks too. I just purchased a new book you might be interested in - Material Obsessions 2. I have the first book of Material Obsessions and used it to quilt 4 of my quilts. This one is wonderful and inspiring as well. I am starting to cut pieces for one in there called Jazz Fingers. Each block has 72 pieces. It will be a year's project for sure.
Have a wonderful day - we're going to be in the 100's today, what a way to ring in Summer.
Nancy - In the process ofd curating my quilt page, I have come across SO MANY people who are part of this quilt along! I am intrigued! Not so sure I can take the plunge but I am seriously considering it. If you want a list of a bunch of blogs for people who are participating, I just wrote a post about it here: http://valquilts.com/?p=45.
And if you want to see my curated page, you can look here: http://www.scoop.it/t/she-who-dies-with-the-most-fabric-wins.
I hope you will post photos as you go and good luck! ~ Val
I looked at your post and the sources you listed are the ones I have been following as well as http://www.quiltingboard.com/tpr?p=3493988&t=130237. I have learned quite a bit piecing the 7 blocks I have done so far. Most important for me is cutting the HST larger and then cutting them down to fit the squares they piece with. That was important because they were't fitting just using the template provided.
Thanks again for your post.
I just got my Farmers' Wife Sampler quilt finished a couple weeks ago. It was nearly a year long project. I took a little different path with mine. I wanted to distinguish the individual blocks a little better, so I used sashing and setting triangles with 63 of the 111 blocks. I made the layout decision after I had completed many more than 63 blocks, but that will allow me to use the others for a bed runner or something like that.
I made my blocks using paper piecing and almost completely from my stash fabric. The sashing, setting blocks and backing were all purchased specifically for this quilt. The fabric for the backing was Civil War reproduction type fabric. It was a truly amazing project. I just love how my FWS quilt turned out.
what a lovely quilt -
I like how you went your own way with it