I began sewing the Farmer's Wife quilt in April of 2011. One of my earliest posts, dated December 1, 2011, was about this quilt.
Slowly and steadily, over more than three years, I sewed all 111 of the 6.5" blocks that make up this quilt. More than a dozen, I sewed twice, because the templates that come with the book didn't make the blocks finish at the correct size. Thanks to Karen of High Country Quilts, and Marti Michell, I was able to make the blocks fit together "just right."
It's quilted, bound, and mailed to Idaho to be a 50th anniversary gift for my brother and his wife. I included the book, in case they want to look up the names of the blocks and read the stories.
Last Minute Update!My niece sent me this photo of my brother and his wife with "the quilt." She reports they "love it!" She put the book on a small table next to the quilt so people can look up the names of blocks. Makes it all worth it, doesn't it?
Linking up to TGIFF at Quokka Quilts.
And Can I get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
And Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts.
Tomorrow is "sale day" at Ruth's Stitchery, so no blog post until Sunday. I should have a Stash Report, and I've already picked out a de-stash kit to offer to 52 Quilts followers.
Happy Anniversary Jim and Linda, and thank you JoLynn for receiving the quilt for me!
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