Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Early this year, a friend of mine, Nordzie wanted to make a farmer's wife sampler quilt.  Nahar and I decided to sew along with her and thus each of us purchased the book by Laurie Aaron Hird.  There are 111 six-inch blocks in the quilt.   The sampler quilt in the book is made from more traditional fabrics in muted tones - Nordzie has chosen that colour scheme.  Nahar, on the other hand, has chosen bright-coloured prints from her stash.

As for me, I've decided to use mostly Ruby and Bliss fabric lines by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.  I'm mixing in with bits and pieces of scraps from previous projects too.  We've agreed to make 2 blocks per week - a workable number, as each of us in the group has other projects in the works too.  We're now at Week 16 of the sew along.

These little 6" cuties were fun to make and some of them came together quite quickly.  I'm doing blocks in random order, starting out with the most basic blocks and moving up to the more difficult ones. 

Here are my 4 latest blocks :

Block # 58 - Mother's Dream

Block # 60 - Noon & Light

Block # 65 - Peaceful Hours

Block # 66 - Periwinkle

So far, I've made 32 blocks altogether for my Farmer's Wife quilt.

I'm having a great time already with these blocks, and it'll be fascinating to see how everything starts coming together over the next year.  It's really interesting to see my friend's interpretation of the same blocks too.

By the way, thank you again for the kind comments made on my Flower Garden Quilt last weekend.  Your comments brighten my day.  You are all so awesome!

Have a good week!


  1. Wow, these blocks are wonderful and even in my favorite fabrics! I can't wait to see more of them.

  2. Die Blöcke sind sehr schön geworden. Und alle die schon fertig sind sehen Klasse aus. Bin gespannt auf den fertigen Quilt.

    The Blocks are beautiful. I`m looking forward to see the Quilt. :)
    Liebe Grüße Grit

  3. It will be a wonderful quilt. I've seen this quilt in civil war fabrics. It's beautiful to see the different blocks made from different fabrics.
    Have a nice day and take care

  4. Your blocks look great. I love your fabric choices.

  5. Can't wait to see this one evolve. It will be spectacular I'm sure!

  6. Love the bright colors. :)

  7. Wonderful blocks and don't you just love Ruby!

  8. You've chose wonderful colours for this quilt FarahLin. This is going a very special quilt.

  9. Wow, these are awesome. Love your fabric choices. The whole thing is coming together nicely. (Popped over from Handmade Parade).

  10. Beautiful blocks! I love your fabric choice, Bliss is one of my all time favourite lines! I'm so behind on FW blocks, I got the book about a month ago and have done 3! Better get moving!
    Thanks for linking up to The Handmade Parade!

  11. Your blocks look fabulous so far! I read through the book last month but I'm not ready to tackle that many new blocks at once, but I enjoy seeing other people do it, look forward to your continued progress!

  12. Farah, You should've done a sew-along on this quilt. I've been thinking about making it for a while, I guess I just don't want to start it all of my own. Are you sewing the blocks by hand or machine? They look beautiful and I love your fabrics choices!

  13. I have that book and often look through it but have yet to make even one block. Someday! blessings, marlene

  14. Your blocks look beautiful! You're doing a beautiful job!

  15. Your blocks aree very pretty. I had my eye on the Farmer's Wife book for quite some time and haven't been able to get it. How do you like it?


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