Another on purpose accident...And more

6.21.2012


Russ and I don't always see eye to eye when it comes to fabric styles. He likes the more earthy/muted tones, while I love color, color, color can't get enough color. Today, however,  we both agree  Flea Market Fancy is a beautiful fabric collection that fits both of our styles. It's both earthy and colorful. Perfection. 

That's when the accident on purpose happened. Russ asked if I could get more of this fabric to make sure I would have enough for the Farmer's Wife Quilt. Within 30 minutes, I had more on order. Etsy is a wonderful place. Just saying...

Now that the decision has been made on what fabric I'm going to use for the FW quilt , the next decisions are....
  • When to start? 
  • Who wants to do this with me?
  • And how to organize it all? 
It sounds like a lot of you also have wanted to make the quilt but for one reason or another, it hasn't happened and that's only counting the ones that spoke up. I used to co-own/co-manage a homeschooling forum. I know a lot of people lurk. *waving to my shy friends*
The thing is, I consider myself to be an idea person. The organizing and dealing with details is where I fall short. If Russ were awake, he would shout a hearty, "AMEN!" Not that I can't, it's just not my strength. That said, I am willing to do a quilt along/support group or whatever. I know I would have more fun if I had others who were doing it with me. For right now, I am open to ideas on how to do this (am I making this more complicated in my mind than I need to?). When would you all like to start? Right away or after the 4th of July?  I did create a Flickr page, so we can share our blocks if you all want to and we can chat there about stuff. Do we want to make 2 blocks a month or two a week or what? Or, shall we let everyone do their own thing and be cheerleaders for each other, whether someone does one block a week or one block a month.

Am I thinking too hard? 

I ran out of words. Your turn! Speak to me...

9 comments:

  1. Is it paper piecing? ♥♥♥

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  2. ooo my god, those fabric are amazing! i'm sure your farmer's wife quilt will be gorgeous! I try to make mine too... lost my motivation on that!

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  3. This really has to be for those who love cutting something apart so they can sew it together again. lol I am teasing. I LOVE the look of all the wonderful fabrics and admire the amazing work all you quilters do, but it just is not something I will probably ever do. So, I'm no help here, but I can stand on the sidelines and cheer. :-)

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  4. I have the book, and have only made two, but would have to redo them. When I am done with my grannie blocks, and would love to follow along. Let me know what you decide! have a great day! xo Heather

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  5. Amy I would love to do this with you all. I say don't over think it just lets do it and kinda have a support group thing and share our blocks on flickr. That is my 2 cent for what it's worth!

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  6. I agree with Michelle...I like the idea of sharing our blocks on flickr and a support group. For me two a month would be plenty. :)

    chris

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  7. Well, Amy, I'm sitting here on the fence wondering if I should do FW this summer with you. I have the book, templates, and actually fabric that I could or could not use for it. What better chance to just get it done than to do it with someone whose blog i read and comment on?

    I seem to work best under a deadline. I think if you just threw it out there and said tag along and do it...I would slack off. When I've done quilt-alongs before deadlines have helped tremendously because you have a goal you're shooting for. Two a month would be a good choice -- not too much and it doesn't wear you out.

    I would have to start later in July. I'll be free after the 16th, but start earlier if that's the best timing...and I'll catch up by the end of the month.

    I need to go check my fabric and see if the bundle I'm thinking of is the right one. It'd be a shame if I had to buy all new fabric! (wink!)

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  8. I would love to join a Farmer's Wife Quilt Along! I have read this book from cover to cover. I've borrowed it and the companion CD of templates from the library twice, but I've yet to get started on it!

    I think we should do 1 block a week, or at the most maybe 3 blocks a month? Not so many that if life interferes with quilting time that we would get too far behind to ever catch up!

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  9. Hi Amy I would to do this with you. I have the fabrics.
    Hugs
    donna

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