Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Farmer's Wife Takes the World by Storm

Three days ago I stumbled upon someone's blog who mentioned the Farmer's Wife Quilt Along; little did I know just what a big deal this is!  Based on The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt, folks all over the quilting world are trying their hand at traditional quilt block but typically using modern fabric combinations. 

Here is a great example of some of the blocks from Lynn at Lilys Quilts

What I find most appealing about this quilt is that while the blocks go together, none of the are the same.  So each one is its own new little world and new project.  Forget the sweatshop of sewing 30 of the same block to make your quilt; you get to enjoy learning a new six inch beauty every step of the way! 

So, am I joining?  Not yet.  I can't.  As you saw yesterday, I have some pretty big projects to finish before this baby comes in less than two months. {yikes!}  Instead I have joined the Flickr group, added the book to my post-baby wish list (and to-do list), and am enjoying seeing all the blocks others are busy making these days. 

Just in case you wanted to see a few more...

Are you doing this quilt along?  I want to see your blocks if you are!


1 comment:

  1. I love those quilt blocks! I'll have to take a look at that book and consider buying it as well! :)


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