About a month ago, Deana from Country Momma Cooks started a quilt along party based on the book The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt. The basis of this book is farmer’s wives from the 1920’s entered a contest with a quilt block that meant something to them, and told a story about it. The top 111 quilt blocks made it into this book. There is a template for each block, and how you can put them all together in quilts of different sizes.
I really love quilting – although I don’t think I am very good at it.This is the post I wrote about the quilt I made for our wedding. It seems quilting is normally something I do in the fall/winter, when it is too cold to be outside. There is something comforting and methodical about it! So, when I saw this Quilt Along, I immediately bought the book!
The book has a CD included with all the templates. I printed all the templates, and put them in a 3 ring binder.
The first block I tried was the bowtie.
I cut out the templates, and also traced them onto cardboard. I put an envelope in the place of the page in my 3 ring binder so I will always be able to find them.
Then I chose the fabrics. I have so many scrap fabrics around our house. I always buy too much fabric for projects, so hopefully this way I will be able to use up some of those little pieces I have saved!
Sammy loves it when I sew … my sewing machine is in our bedroom, so he can just chill out on the bed
This one was a little rough coming together, but I finally got it. Can you see the bowtie?
The next square I chose was called Broken Dishes, made entirely of triangles.
This came together relatively quickly.
I love the purples together!
I don’t have a lot of time to work on this now, but hopefully this winter I will!
This is linked to the Country Momma Cooks Quilt Along Party.