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
Well, that took me all day to figure out! lol
Thank you for stopping by! Cheers!
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?
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.
Love this quilt Carole...nice to see rotary instructions!
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!!!
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...........
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!
I love this book, your blocks (and movie-making skills) are terrific!
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!
How big/small are the blocks?
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