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!