Sunday, April 17, 2011

Farmer's Wife Part 1

I thought I would share with you a quilt I started on January 7. 2011. I've been searching for a way to show you quilt blocks that I've been working on without having to post a gazillion pictures! lol Picasa seems to be working for me at the moment, I think!

It is allowing me to create a movie, which is much better than the alternative. I am looking for a way to create a slide show! I think I'm getting there!

Anyway, the blocks are from a book titled The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird. Each block, and there are 111 blocks, was inspired from letters submitted by women for a contest offered by the Farmer's Wife magazine back in 1922. The question they had to answer was "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in the light of your own experience, want her to marry a farmer?" The entries are fascinating to read.

The quilt is being offered as a block of the month at Fibre Junction.

Given that the creator of this sampler quilt chose to hand pieced this project, hence templates are offered, I have taken on the task of writing the rotary cutting instructions.

As a bonus, I get to make this quilt! ;o) Well, okay, I'm testing my written instructions! lol

video

Well, that took me all day to figure out! lol

Thank you for stopping by! Cheers!

9 comments:

Nancy E said...

Love the blocks you have made .... great fabric selections! Mine is made, but I am still trying to decide how I want to quilt it. Do I quilt each block differently, do all over large feathers or a pantograph? Have you decided how you will quilt yours?

karenfae said...

I have this book too and have not started the quilt as of yet. When I do I think I will hand piece it as I did both of my Dear Jane's - somehow it seems appropriate to do it like that. When I make this quilt I will do a scrappy version with white for the background I think.
Good luck on your project.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Cardygirl said...

Love this quilt Carole...nice to see rotary instructions!

Needled Mom said...

Fabulous blocks, Carole. I have been contemplating those myself and I bought the book. You should get a quilt along group going to get all of us in gear!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

HELP me...........I brought the book a few years ago and looked in it and thought OMG.........no progress here since except to read some of the stories...........

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow - you go girl - your blocks are great. I have the book, but am already working on The Civil War Love Letter blocks (you can see them on my blog) and I can not take on another project. Look forward to seeing more of your blocks in the future!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love this book, your blocks (and movie-making skills) are terrific!

Thimbleanna said...

What a great project Carole! Your blocks look great and I'm so impressed that you made the little movie. I'd love to learn how to make one!

Guðrún said...

How big/small are the blocks?

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