Wednesday, August 03, 2011

The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

As one WIP is finished, I may as well start another! With very little encouragement needed, I'm intending to start the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt that seems to be very popular at the moment. I've been wanting to make a sampler quilt for ages, so I've decided to give it a go.

The book is on the way thanks to a very naughty friend :) And I have some bits and pieces of fabric that seem to go well together and will do for a start. Most are precut jelly roll or charm pack pieces, so I'm hoping I can juggle them to get the most of of them without having to buy masses of new fabric. I'm going to hand piece it all and hand quilt too. I've realised I much prefer hand piecing.


The observant may spot a kitty shadow in the first photo. I'm finding it very hard to take any photos these days without Lulu getting in on the act...



I now have furry fabric!


The jelly roll is Heritage Collection for a Cause by Moda, there are two Old Primrose Inn charm packs (Blackbird Designs for Moda) and two batches of Lecien floral fabric.

7 comments:

  1. Aren't you a good girl... Pics as promised, LOL.
    They look like they'll go really well together. I'm looking forward to seeing your blocks as you make them.
    I love how Lulu is wanting to model your fabric. I should point out that more than her shadow made it into the first photo too. I see paw! But my favourite is the second one. Macros does that too, especially in the sun. I call it his "don't you love me!" pose as it usually comes with that "I'm too cute" expresion they know too well how to put on :)

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  2. I'm going to be excited to follow you while you work on the Farmer's Wife Quilt. I just finished up my last block not too long ago and now I want to make another one. I don't think you're going to have any trouble using the fabric that you have on hand. The pieces are not large at all. The fabrics that you show look like they will be perfect.

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  3. Your fabric choices look gorgeous. I have just bought the book and am so tempted to make this quilt and I was thinking about hand piecing too, not sure my machine piecing is up to it!! I will have to buy fabric though, was also thinking about starting with a jelly roll.

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  4. Beautiful colors!

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  5. Glad to see there are other late starters. I've ordered my book & expect it late this coming week!

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  6. Hi Nicki

    Marina told me about your blog. Love all your projects but your knitting is gorgeous! I am on FWQAL too.

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  7. Lulu is so cute!

    That fabric is beautiful.

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