Farmers Wife Sampler

two posts in one day!

Here is a picture of the quilt I am working on now.

Its called the Farmers Wife Sampler from a book by Laurie Aron Hird.  I am getting it as a BOM from Homestead Hearth

So block 1 in 1930’s

Block 1 Farmers Wife Sampler

first attempt at the sampler.

I have done this is black white and red as well.  As soon as I get organised I will post a picture of that one too.

Its been interesting to do this quilt.  I am making a Jane Austen inspired quilt that is all handpieced and it is a joy to make.  I take it with me everywhere.

But that quilt is basically making the same block over and over.

Each block in this one is different and uses a large range of fabrics.  It uses templates rather than rotary cutting set blocks.

So I am learning a new technique.

At the same time my sil is also doing the quilt, and a couple of friends are also doing it.  So its kind of not a race but still nice to get them done and compare with the others.

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Well here I am in blog land.  Have resisted it up until now but love reading other peoples blogs so figured I would give it a go.

So hello blog world!


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