Sunday, August 14, 2011

The beginning of the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along

And here we go, the first few blocks, fluttering in the breezy afternoon!
These blocks from the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book are all 6 inches square. One of the reasons I wanted to do this project (and chances are good I won't be completing all 111 blocks!) is to stretch myself and learn some new techniques.

Another reason is I have these great quirky scraps and need to do something with them! Each block is a little bite of quilty goodness, a chance to experiment with color and hue without a huge commitment of time. Perfect for getting a nice feeling of accomplishment in between laundry, nursing, puzzles, gardening, canning, and "read me one more, Mom!"
Block #2: Autumn Tints

Block #1: Attic Windows

Block #58: Mother's Dream

Block #7: Birds in the Air

Obviously I'm not doing them in order, just doing them as I come up with a good fabric combo. The Quilt Along is shooting for two blocks a week. What I really dig: no commitment or deadlines, just lots of people having fun!
So check out the book for some incredible reading, then check out the rest of the gang participating in the quilt along!


Jean said...

ooh, those are pretty! I'm going traditional with mine. Hand-sewing them, too! Doing a quilt-along with my girls.

I can't wait to see more!

starlightsound said...

Yep, it's all your fault, Jean! You totally planted this little seed in my brain and I haven't been able to slough it off. Your blocks are lovely! Are you planning on doing the whole thing?

Heather Jones said...

You guys are making this so hard for me to not join in!! I so don't need another project but these blocks are so tempting! Great job, G!