Design-Wall Monday

Sewing progress this week:   Farmer’s Wife Sampler, 5 more blocks done for a total of 26.  Out of 111.  Oh, well, I knew it wasn’t going to be a quick quilt.

I love the second block, The Farmer’s Daughter.  How many of you are farmer’s daughters? My dad farmed until I was 11 and we moved to the big city of Minneapolis.

The other 24 blocks can be seen by clicking on the FWS tab at the top of this page.

A couple of things have really sparked my enthusiasm to get back to work on these blocks:

  • On the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Yahoo site, some saintly person has taken the time to create paper-pieced patterns for each block.  There are some blocks I just really don’t want to take the time or effort to figure out how to piece.
  • Purchasing the Triangulations software so I can print out whatever half-square and quarter-square triangle paper I need, down to 1/8″ measurements.
  • There’s now a companion CD (purchased mine on Amazon) that has rotary cutting instructions for all the blocks as well.


7 thoughts on “Design-Wall Monday”

  1. More power to you, whichever way you tackle this quilt! I am enjoying each person’s fabric selections, and how nice to have the info to approach the squares. There are many options, and that keeps FW do-able. I like your fussy cut flower in the “Puss in Corner” ~

  2. I have yet to start my Farmer’s wife quilt, but I have my fabric. I might just have to order that companion CD…I’m really NOT into templates. Your blocks are lovely! 🙂 I did live on my grandparent’s farm for six months when I was young, and I loved it!

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