Farmer's Wife Quilt

6.19.2012

A couple of years ago, my darling hubby bought me The Farmer's Wife Quilt book. He was intrigued by all the different blocks in the quilt. After looking through it and seeing how the blocks were made using paper templates, I was intimidated and set the book aside.

A few months later, some bloggers started up a few Farmer's Wife quilt-a-longs. I got out the book again, got intimidated again and put it away....again.

Last Saturday, at the MN Quilt Show, Russ was very impressed with the sampler quilts that were on display and asked if I was ever going to make this quilt.


Monday, I got out the book once again, did some more research on line, found a Yahoo group with foundation piecing templates and felt encouraged. I played with the fabric I have in my stash, pondered, thought, debated and decided....

I am going to do this. 

A few blocks at a time. 

Sometimes you've just got to do it....

Anyone care to join me? Lets talk!!

18 comments:

  1. My daughter, Jennie and I have the book and are thinking about doing it as well. What do you have in mind for using the book? I might be very interested.

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  2. now that is a book I will have to look into...I have seen the blocks...very interesting indeed...especially with all the colourful choices today...

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  3. I would like to do this possibly. I have been thinking about it.

    I wish I had known you were at the show! I was there also, for the whole time. Did I see your husband doing take-down on Saturday? He looks familiar in the photo.

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  4. YOu are right...just do it...one block at a time at your leisure...

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  5. I am intimidated by it also. Would love to do it but looks so involved. :)

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  6. Amy I too have had this book for a while and also joined the yahoo group. Maybe you will inspire me to start mine also. LOL

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  7. Check out this blog. Linda is also doing Farmer's Wife blocks. She can help you if you get in a bind. http://lindasquiltmania.blogspot.com/2012/06/farmers-wife-blocks-51-52.html
    Have fun with the blocks, that is the important part.

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  8. Amy, My friends and I we all have the book and we meet every other week to have our "sew day"! We have been saying we were going to start this they are doing Queen size but I have to do a King size! I myself do not like templates so someone told me about the Companion CD it works with EQ5 and EQ6. I got mine from Amazon for about $15.00! It is well worth it. I bought all of us fabric and our other friend did so as well so we have a good starting point, but we have never started it! One of those I'm going to get to it things. Let me know if you start yours I might start mine when you do, we were thinking 2 blocks per month!

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  9. I have not seen the book....What do you have in mind?? And a big question...what level would say the project is?

    chris

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  10. Hi Chris, I just found you and have enjoyed your blog. I have to admit I am much like you in regards to the Farmers Wife. I looked at the book and nearly bought it twice and then finally bought the EQ software for it so I could just print out what I needed for paper piecing but I still havent started. I did print out the first 3 blocks though. Its not much but...=). Maybe I will join you on this adventure and actually get something done! Wonder why I am so indecisive about this quilt?
    Have a wonderful day, it was great to meet you via blog, Susan

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  11. My sister bought the book for me 2 Christmas' ago and I have done the same thing. Maybe we can inspire each other to go for it. I would love to join you in this adventure.
    Hugs
    donna

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  12. I have the book given to me by a friend last July for my birthday. I hate to admit that i even have all the Marti Michell templates and still haven't started it. Maybe after July vacation I could decide what fabric to use and just do it! I'll keep up with your venture and maybe that will encourage me, too!

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  13. hihihi i'm trying to make it too... well made mistake on mesuring the firts 4 blocs.. so put an old on the projet... have to cut my fabric again.. soon i hope! have fun with it

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  14. I'm in the same boat, except my challenge is the Civil War Diary Quilt...
    My LQS offered it as a quilt-along, so I have all the templates and a lot of the fabric - just need to get going!

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  15. You can do it!!! I love that he is so interested and encouraging to you. What kind of fabrics are you thinking about using? I have been awAy on vacation so I have to go and read up on all your other posts. You have been blog busy.

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  17. I have had this book for awhile and would love to give this quilt a try.

    Vail in tn

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  18. Provided I can get a copy of the book, I am in! Now I just need to justify another book purchase to Hubby, especially after having just explained the reason for my Craft Book Challenge on my blog to him..lol

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