Friday, September 23, 2011

The Farmer's Wife (Daughter) Quilt Along


I could only resist so long and decided to join the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along.  These are the first two blocks I made: the Farmer's Daughter (of course because I am one!) and on the left, Evening Star.  I made templates for both blocks but they turned out a bit too big so will get remade at some point.




For my background fabrics I am using the Basics by Basic Grey group.  I love the varied shades and eclectic prints and scripts in the line.  I made a set of 6 mini design boards following Lori Holt's tutorial and they are just brilliant for keeping a scrappy project like this organized.




Since I didn't do so well with the templates I made, I decided to go through and make all the blocks I could utilizing Thangles. (LOVE them! If you're not sure what they are or how they work, check out a this previous post. ) All those tabs on my book are coded for the different size of Thangles I can use on each block.


This is #11 Broken Dishes.


#4 Basket Weave



#9 Box


#6 Big Dipper



And the Farmer's grandsons!
(didn't seem right to have a FWQA post without a FARM photo?)


Since I have six design boards, the plan is to do six blocks a week until I catch up...so we'll just see how I do?!

11 comments:

Sharon said...





6 a week?! You're way more motivated than I am! I started late & going am going at a super slow pace. Someday I'll finish. In the meantime I'll be cheering you on! :D

Jackie said...





Beautiful blocks. I've been resisting but seem to be caving in a bit. Fabric may have been ordered...

DId you know there is a yahoo group that has some paper piecing templates?

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your FW Journey.

Jane said...





Great shot of the farmer's grandsons! And the quilt blocks are pretty nice, too!

Shari said...





Love your farm models! And lovely blocks as well - you look very organised!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...





Great blocks! I've made the design boards too, but haven't fallen into the FW blocks yet~ I'm a Farmer's Daughter too. ;-) I'm thinking resistance is getting pretty futile. LOL Have a great weekend!

Poppyprint said...





Your blocks are beautiful! I love the photo of your boys in the field, it is fantastic.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





Beautiful work by the farmer's daughter! Did you grow up on a farm too? Where?

Sherri said...





so glad you joined in! Your blocks are great!

quirky granola girl said...





your blocks are gorgeous! i love the basics line and your other fabric choices are fantastic.

Brenda said...





I made three las week, and thought that was good. Love your block.s

Lucy @ Charm About You said...





Gorgeous blocks!! I love that picture of the farm :)