Another project that took lots of time in 2012 is my Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I made 71 blocks last year, and look forward to finishing it up this year. This project has been a joy! The best part is sharing it with my blogging buddy Leslie! My poor quilt has been on the back burner for a while now with holidays and family commitments keeping me busy, but now that things are a bit calmer I recently spent a happy morning making four more blocks.
This is #47- Homemaker. This block was an adventure! I wished for a bit more in the way of instructions about how the assemble it with the odd angles and y-seams. In the end I took my time, thought very HARD and it turned out pretty well.
#56 Maple Leaf. Fast, easy, fun and cute!
#41 Friendship Star. There was only one print from my Farmer's Wife fabric collection I could use for this star! That black dot with the strawberries is my favorite print for this quilt and my dear friend Leslie went to... shall we say unusual lengths?.... to find a little more of this print for me. Thank you, Leslie! This star is in your honor!
#18 Century of Progress. Now, this block looks decidedly odd, but it is assembled completely correctly. From a technical standpoint this one turned out well, although I'm not too happy with my fabric choices. It brings to mind that old adage, which I have never liked or listened to, "Pink and Green should never been seen!" In this particular instance, I think it is right! But--done is done and I'm not making another one!
The next set of Farmer's Wife blocks we plan to do has a couple blocks in it that I've been dreading with a capital D. I'm hoping it won't be as bad as all that...fingers crossed!
75 blocks down, 36 to go.
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! ;-)
Do you remember that children's book? I can still hear my mother's voice reading it to me as I sat on her lap.