I showed you the front of my farmers wife quilt...
But what I didn't show you...
was the back!!!
I always planned on using the vintage seed catalogue print on the back...
(it's from Lakehouse fabrics and sadly is no longer in print)
When I went to prepare the backing...
I found that I didn't have quite enough.
(insert sad face here)
My grandma always said that
"necessity is the mother of invention"
I decided to "invent" a larger backing piece
by designing and piecing a row of
blocks into the backing fabric
to make it larger!
Because the quilt celebrates farm life...
I thought it only fitting to build a barn
around a few of my leftover farmers wife blocks!
I have always loved barns.
Although I am not a farmers wife...
I was raised on a farm and so
I am a farmers daughter:)
I had so much fun building them and
I decided that these quilty barns would make an adorable quilt.
I got the idea that you might have fun building barns with me!
My big announcement is ...
The Quilty Barn Along!!!
If you want to "quilty barn along" with me...
let me know and I will put the tutorial
for my barn block up...
along with a
Quilty Barn flickr group and a button.
Sew...how about it???
Are you in?