Monday, November 12, 2012

Gathering the Crops...


This is what my front room floor looked like this weekend...
a blur of farmers wife blocks.


I laid them all out so I can finally start putting them together...
it's time to bring in the crops!



I've stuck with my original idea of using my 
Yellow Sew Cherry leaves for the border...
Pam's yellow dots for the sashing...
(I'll use my red solid for corner posts)
Annie's Farm Stand seed catalogue print in yellow for the backing
My Sew Cherry Gingham for the binding!
(after all ...what's a farm quilt without red gingham?)



I'm happy with how they all look together:-)




This part really takes a long time doesn't it?
I mean you just can't decide to move one block without
 creating the domino effect of moving 6 more...
or maybe only 2 more...
oh wait...i'll put that back where it was....
I think...wait...now those aqua blocks are next to each other...
move it to the top and switch with the pink.
There.
That's better.
Wait!
Now that pink is too close to that other pink.
Oh brother...:-(
And the switching of block positions continue for about an hour...
or maybe more:-)

Haha...does this sound familiar to you?


I finally got the blocks where I wanted ...
(other than turning a few of the blocks so that they are going the same direction after I took the picture)
and I chose the 4 blocks that will go in the corners of the border.


I was able to get the first 4 rows put together....
but I'll have to wait until next weekend to finish up. 
(I have only the weekends to sew items that aren't work related:-)


I laid the rows that are together on my 
piano bench and took a few pictures for you...







Hopefully I will be able to finish it up soon...
I've been working on the farm for quite a while now ...
and it's time to 
"reap what I have sewn"

Have a quilty kind of day my friends:-)
xx
Lori




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61 comments:

Denise said...

That quilt is going to be beautiful! You have inspired me to think about fabrics to begin a FW quilt of my own. I can't wait to see it finished.

Barb said...

I don't usually comment on blogs I have listed in my "FAV" column, but I have to say, I just LOVE your blog! Once I decided to play with cottons again I started creeping blogs and pinterest for some shortcuts on the old traditional styles. When I came across yours, I fell in love ~ at first with your header (I could stare at that picture all day!) Thank you for your tuts and inspiration. I have 8 grandies and one great-grandy. They all want quilts! Now I feel like I can tackle and complete the task at hand! :)

nouveaustitch.com said...

I received a copy of the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book on Friday and all I can say is WOW! Your blocks show a great example of using current fabrics to bring such a well-loved concept to present day. Stunning work!

Ellen

trish said...

May I move in? Please. :0)
Your home is *absolutely* adorable!
Your quilt is gorgeous!!

Nicole said...

Very inspiring, I love all your quilting, everytime it gets my heart going :)

Julia said...

Love, love, love, the colour of your piano and adore the 'Bobbin block' cushion too......oh & the quilt is looking FABULOUS!

•stephanie• said...

not fair to show a photo of the quilt and the piano together.
isn't jealousy one of the seven deadly sins?

xoxo,
green with envy

Quilty Conscience said...

Absolutely lovely quilt. I HATE the moving around process. I take pictures, I use a reducing glass, I look at it for days and still no matter what, I end up with some where I don't want them. Of course I don't notice until I'm doing the quilting. Sigh....I sometimes have to remind myself that if it weren't hanging on a wall these "mistakes" would not be so obvious.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is going to be so beautiful. I know what you mean about moving one block and creating a domino effect! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Heather said...

So, so gorgeous! I love your choices for the sashing.

Kerri said...

oh my!! such prettiness, lori!! from the piano to your quilt and then that pretty chair with the pillows!! adore it all!!

Michele said...

Looks so pretty! You're almost there.

Tracee said...

Absolutely stunning.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It is wonderful! When I am laying out blocks and get frustrated, I call in my daughter and have her place them for me. I love how it looks so fresh and crisp and I am very jealous of your aqua piano!

Nanette Merrill said...

I'm green with envy. I wish this was my quilt. Super so far. It is looking good.

SM RE said...

What a great job! Its been a long time coming towards the end, ay? Keep up the great work!

My Little Corner said...

Love the colors of your quilt. And that piano!!! What a brave woman to paint a piano!

Nancy B said...

That is one cute quilt! Between you and Pam, you have the greatest collections with such fun colors. And I love your piano, too!

Happy Sewing!
Nancy

Alessandra said...

beautiful!!!
xxx Alessandra

Debbie M said...

Darling ( as usual ) I love it , and can't wait to see it finished!

PamKittyMorning said...

That picture of your living room is lovely, that piano and chair with the lovely pillows and quilts.. All so inspiring. I wish I could sit a spell there.

Melissa, SoChick! said...

Sew pretty! I love all of the colors. I'm curious about the big pillow on the chair, what pattern is that? I'd like to sew one for the chair in my sewing room... Reminds me of spools of thread. :-)

Nedra said...

Such a good feeling to have a finish on the Farmers Wife. They look absolutely wonderful sitting next to your aqua piano.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Your blocks are lovely but I LOVE your aqua piano!!

Bari Jo said...

W.O.W. Is that ever pretty!!! So fun to see it coming together!

Grams said...

I love your blocks. I recently started working on some farmers wife blocks. I have only done three so farm, I have been doing paper piecing. It is new to me but so far so good:).

Vail in TN

Grams said...

I love your blocks. I recently started working on some farmers wife blocks. I have only done three so farm, I have been doing paper piecing. It is new to me but so far so good:).

Vail in TN

♥ Paula ♥ said...

My goodness Lori you are so very inspiring. I have the farmers wife book on a shelf collecting dust waiting for the chance to be used. I think your quilt is amazing. I hope when I come to do mine it comes out half as good.

robin said...

Bee-UTE-iful!

BunnyNuts said...

Just beautiful!!!!!

Pat said...

I can't wait until it is done and being shown on Pinterest. I will be sure to pin-it so that I can put it in my folder of quilts. The quilt is going to be beautiful.

Nanna said...

love all the red accents, they just make the quilt!it is turning out fantastic!
Helen

Jennifer said...

Wow! Your blocks are beautiful, it is going to a spectacular quilt.

RoRo said...

My kind of quilt blocks...love them...not a farmer's wife, but am a farmer's daughter...your way of stitching them together is pleasing to my eye...Good Job!

SIMPLESEW said...

awesome !!!

belarmina said...

guapísimo!!!!!!! tengo que empezar uno para mi pronto, aun no tengo el libro, espero tenerlo pronto
me gusta el tuyo muchisimo
saludos

Laura G said...

I love your quilt. I LOVE the aqua color of the piano. I love your house and how you have decorated it. Can I just borrow everything for a few days? Seriously your house with its happy colors must be a joy to live in Thank you so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I rarely write a comment as I don't have all those computer technical skills and services. BUT, this warrants the effort. The pictures are wonderful. I thought the quilt was terrific from the beginning, and when I saw it in "real life' with the piano and chair, I just drooled. You are one talented lady and I enjoy your blog very much. Thanks for sharing this terrific quilt

Erin McSweeney said...

awesome job...i'm really wanting to do this, and my friend wants a quilt of purples so now I'm intriqued to see what I can pull off.

Kathy said...

Wow! What an accomplishment! I know you will be hanging it in your kitchen and I envy anyone who has such an amount of wall space in a kitchen!!!! The pics of your piano area are so inviting...I also desire to move in, as does Trish :o)

Nita said...

Beautiful! And have to laugh with you...I get my blocks nicely arranged and then mess up the pattern when I sew them together. I've never been able to follow how to stack them up properly.
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Libby said...

Oh my GOODNESS ~ I don't know what else to say ~ totally awesome ~ The pictures are wonderful (and yes, I still love the aqua piano). I too, am still drooling.
Cannot wait to see the finished product. Your work is just lovely. What an inspiration you are.

Pots and Pins said...

The quilt or the piano...I can't decide which I love more but this I can tell you, your piano bench should never be naked again! Love the chair, too! In fact, as if you don't already know, I love everything you do! xo, Nan

Patti said...

gorgeous malorgeous as is that turquoise piano. Love them both. You clever clever woman you. But then again I ADORE your fabric ALL OF IT

Patti said...

gorgeous malorgeous as is that turquoise piano. Love them both. You clever clever woman you. But then again I ADORE your fabric ALL OF IT

Kate Brown said...

That is really going to be a beautiful quilt!!! Also, may I have your piano?? hehe

Rosa said...

It`s absolutely fabulous!!

Swannie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! What a stunning quilt it will be when it's done. Enjoy!

~Diana said...

Fresh & bright! ALMOST makes me want to start! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

miss jamee said...

Its lovely! I have to do one too!

Cynthia said...

Your farmer's wife quilt is beautiful! I love the red posts, the sashing, the red gingham binding and the backing!!! perfect! I had an extra bedroom and had the blocks laid out on the floor for 2 months.....then I sewed the rows together, numbered them and put them away in a drawer for a while. It is a long process.....You get so much done, I don't know how you do it!

missmarys said...

Love what you've done. Mine is at missmarys dot wordpress dot com I think this last post. I did a large lap quilt with 50 blocks. Hardest thing I've ever done.

Carla said...

What a happy farmer's wife you must be! Your quilt is just adorable! I got a smile out of your report on laying out the blocks....my experience exactly! My quilter should have my quilt finished any day now...I'm sure looking forward to reaping the harvest myself!!

Susie said...

Looks amazing so beautiful

Wendy said...

Oh it's looking beautiful! I love, love, love, love the colours!

Sewn With Grace said...

Fabulous as always! Seeing an aqua piano each day would make my heart sing!

jesop84 said...

How cute and cheery! Can't wait to see the finished product. Thank you for sharing.

Pat Sloan said...

The real question is.. do you REALLY have a BLUE piano!! That rocks!!!

Carla said...

Love the colors!! and the blocks!
Can't wait to see the finished product.

Sandy said...

I love the sashing and the red cornerstones....pops and ties everything together.

Karen said...

Just love your version of Farmer's Wife! As for the gingham binding...awesome!!!

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