Thursday, December 1, 2011

Farmer's Wife Day

I'm not a farmer's wife -- but I'm a farmer's daughter.  I've been plugging along on Laurie Aaron Hird's The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt for almost two years. Karen at High Country Quilts designs a paper-pieced block for the most difficult block each month. Each block finishes to 6", so I'm pleased if I complete one whole block at class.  So far I have 34 of the 111 blocks completed.  On Farmer's Wife day I try to only sew on this quilt. Today I was lucky that the next block is an easy one, #16 Calico Puzzle:

Here are a few of my blocks.  The quilt will have a dark navy blue sashing, but I have a long way to go before I worry about that!

I'm loving watching many of the "modern quilters" making this quilt from bright, modern prints.  I wish I had seen them before I started out with the reproduction fabrics.  But I'm not making these blocks again!  Amanda of Hey porkchop is one of the sponsors of the Farmer's Wife Quilt-A-Long.  She has a button on her blog where you can see many of the blocks in different fabrics.  Go take a look!

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