Wednesday, October 19, 2011


 Why not a new start!  I purchased the Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt book a couple of weeks back.  I wouldn't let myself start it until I finished up a couple of things.  They are done, so I've given myself permission to start this amazing quilt. When I joined the group, I discovered that it's been going for a couple of years already. Well, this farmers wife is obviously behind the times. This may take a long time to piece, but will definitely be worth the investment.

My fabrics are "terrain" by Kate Spain, plus some scraps thrown in , in an effort to  "use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without".

blocks 1 and 2:

I also wanted my white to have a lot of texture, and this one does. Love it.

The flour bag was given to me by a neighbour when we used to live on a farm years ago.  She gave me about 6 or 7 of them.  They are really neat.  I'll show you more in future posts.

Speaking of new starts, Scarlet is going to be a big sister.  Yay!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.


TeresaDownUnder said...

Nice blocks. I like your fabrics (kate spain has beautiful designs), particularly I like the fact you used some textured white.

Debbie said...

Congrats on your news - very exciting!
And love your start of the Farmers Wife project - it'll be amazing in Terrain!

D said...

So many amazing things this wed. Another grandbaby on the way how exciting. Love the first blocks of the Farmers Wife. Goina look great. Keep us posted!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I'm not a farmer but can I join.. Your blocks look great!

quilterbell said...

Great blocks, fantastic choice of fabrics! Congratulations on your news!.

Katja said...

Can that little Scarlet be any more adorable?
Love your blocks!
Great "NEWS"!

quiltmania said...

A grandma again! Gotta love it.

Sana Saroti said...

Congratulations! This is very exciting! The first to blocks look great.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your blocks are beautiful! I'm working on a project with Terrain as well--so bright and cheery, very fun to sew!

And Scarlet is so adorable. I have a brand new (2 weeks tomorrow) grandson. Aren't grandchildren the best gift ever??

Elle said...

Fantastic blocks! I am trying to finish a storm-at-sea quilt so I can start playing with my terrain charm pack and jelly roll! I just love it, and I noticed I have a lot of older things in my stash that would mix nicely. Also, congrats - always exciting to have a new little one to sew for, right?!?