Happy Quilty October everyone!
I just love the Autumn season don't you?
I was able to work on my Farmers Wife one day last week while on retreat.
I don't have very much time to work on projects other than my own...
and I was "sew" happy to have a day to add more blocks to my Farmers Wife quilt.
I love sampler quilts.
I have made many over the years and have taught many sampler series classes...
I never get tired of them!
I have 54 blocks completed so far for my FW quilt.
I have already shown you 16 blocks last year.
Today...I thought I would show you 12 more of my blocks.
As you know...I love to make scrappy blocks...and after all...a true farmers wife used scraps to make her quilts too:)
I have been using a variety of prints from my stash.
I have combined light cottage-y florals...
with bright cheery graphic prints...
that some might not think that should go together in one quilt.
But I do...as long as they all have something in common that brings them together.
Which for me is always the same.
Various shades and prints within each color scheme I have chosen.
I have used traditional blocks for my quilt…
many that are different from the book…
but if they are 6" blocks they will work right?
I think they all look very farmers wifey vintagey scrappy happy together:)
All are old tried and true blocks but I love some of the unique names that Laurie came up with for the book:)
Here are 12 new blocks in random order...
#11 Broken Dishes
#1 Attic Windows
#35 Flower Basket
(redrafted for happier angles:-)
#12 Broken Sugar Bowl
#32 Farmers Daughter
#21 Contrary Wife
#59 Wild Goose Chase
#20 Churn Dash
#61 Northern Lights
I really hated to put my blocks away...but they will just have to wait for another time to come out and play...when that day arrives...I'll show you more!
Have a quilty kind of day:)