Hey, do you believe it?
A post that isn't about City Sampler or Quilt Binding!
In January 2012 my friend Leslie and I started our Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilts. Here's the first two blocks in my project box. I kept asking myself if I was CRAZY!! 111 template cut 6 inch blocks! What the heck was I thinking?
As the project progressed I learned so much! With a few notable exceptions that made me want to scream, these little blocks such a joy, and the feeling of accomplishment when each was finished was wonderful. Farmer's Wife has made me a better, more accurate quilter. The experience of making all these blocks has been invaluable. Not too much scares me any more when it comes to piecing.
Almost 2 years and 111 blocks later the lid no longer fits on the project box. In December 2013 all the blocks were finally finished!
Thanksgiving afternoon my Daughter and H
usband took all these blocks and did this with them! Now, to give you some perspective on what you see, our house has very high ceilings and that design wall is 8 feet tall!! Both of them were up on step ladders to put up those first four rows.
The blocks were put up on the wall in the order they came out of the box with no thought other than just getting the spacing correct, which is a challenge since it is all on point, so this is FAR from the final layout. Right now my Daughter and I are struggling with Quilter's OCD as we arrange, rearrange, rearrange, rearrange and rearrange some more.
It's finally up on the wall! I can't believe it!! And I can't stop SMILING!!
Hope there is lots of smiling going on at your house!
PS: If you'd like to have a closer look at my blocks, click HERE.