Friday, April 26, 2013

Farmer's Wife Blocks 1 & 2

I did not accomplish much in the way of sewing/quilting this week. I knew it was going to be busy, but I did have hopes...

I order the Farmer's Wife Quilt Sampler book on a whim almost a year ago... And I still hadn't had a chance to do anything with it. I read the letters here and there, and looked at the quilt squares in the book, but that is it.

The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired

One of my biggest dilemma's was that I wasn't sure about the fabric. I didn't want to go scrappy, I wanted a fun fabric, yet classic fabric/colors that I would love for a long time... I have actually never made a quilt for myself, and I think this one will be mine when it is finally finished.

After I bought a few fat quarters of PB&J by BasicGray I started to feel like that just might be the fabric for this quilt. I did some shopping around to see what kind of prices I could get on a bundle of PB&J and I found an amazing deal at Knotted Thread.

I ordered a Fat Eighth Bundle, as well as a few 1/2 yard pieces of my favorite prints. It was a great price to start with ($44 for 40 fat eighths!) and then I got 15% off my entire order by using the coupon code from Rachel @ Stitched in Color. It was a very pleasant experience, I actually forgot to use the coupon code, and then emailed Jennifer at Knotted Thread and told her, so she refunded me the 15%, and she only charges what shipping actually costs! I got the fabric in two business days!

As soon as I got the fabric I couldn't resist diving in. I selected the fabric I would use for the first two blocks. I printed the templates and I got to work.

Fabric for Block 1

Fabric for Block 2

Block #1

Block #2

I am not used to working with templates instead of typical fabric cutting instructions, so that will take some getting used to. I realize that in the quilting blogosphere there has been a quilt along that was hosted by Fussy Cut, There is now a Farmer's Wife 2013 Discussion group on Flickr and Ellie @ Craft Sew Create is hosting a Farmer's Wife Friday Linky Party where you can link up and show off your latest Farmer's Wife Blocks! I am linking up with her today. 


  1. Love, love, love your fabric choices!! :) I'm using scrappy type fabrics, although all of them are in the same pastel like family.
    Beautiful blocks. :)

  2. Thanks for linking up Jessica! I love P B & J, this is going to make and awesome Farmer's Wife!!

  3. Great blocks. I am doing my FW from scarps in my fabric stash. Love your fabric choices.