The Farmer's Wife Quilt Top is complete! There is so much JOY in my heart as I write those words! It really is completed, and I love it even more than I had hoped.
My lovely friend Leslie and I began our quilts in January 2012. I finally finished the last block in December 2013. November 2014 I pulled out the blocks and played around with the layout and worked on assembling the top just a little bit. I encountered some frustration with it and put it away. Well, the time had come, it was time to get this thing together and it became my goal for September 2015.
Quilt Name: The Farmer's Wife
Pattern: The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird
Fabrics: Mostly from Annie's Farmstand by Lakehouse Dry Goods, supplemented by other Lakehouse Dry Goods collections
Size: 75.5 x 95.5
I chose to do the final layout differently than shown in the book. I opted to finish the quilt off with oversized setting triangles so the center to could float in that sea of black and white polka dots, and to skip the borders entirely.
Here a couple of close ups of quilt top, because I just couldn't stop taking pictures! The quilt has been on my design wall for several days. Every time I walk past it I can't resist reaching out to touch it and SMILING!!
The quilt will go out for long arm quilting, and my quilter is quite backlogged at this point in the year, so it will be probably February 2016 before I see it again, but I know she'll do a fabulous job on the quilting, so it will be worth the wait! She will work all kinds of magic on this quilt!
Hope your day is full of magic, too!