Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I'm Back....With Some More Farmer's Wife Blocks: A WIP Wednesday Edition

I am so sorry that it has been so long.  It has been tough keeping up with everything lately.  Plus, it has been tax time....dun, dun, duuuuuun!  Anyway, I just wanted to do a little update on my Farmer's Wife quilt.  I finally finished my twelve new blocks for March about a week ago and now it is April already.  What!?!?  I guess I will be doing another update sooner rather than later.  Here is where I am so far with my blocks, I have made 36 so far.  
I am going to show you a close up of six of my latest blocks.  Two of the blocks I made this month were duplicates of each other.  I need to have 34 doubles I believe it is so I thought I would do a couple now.  The first block is the Buckwheat block, which is number 13 in the book.

I love how much the look of the same block can be with different fabric.  It gets me every time!  The next duplicate block I made was the Economy block, number 29 in the book.  I am sure you have heard of this one.  I believe there has been a quilt along on the web where quilters are making whole quilts using only this block.  They look great....perhaps I will have to add that one to my giant list of projects as well!  Here are the two Economy blocks I made for the Farmer's Wife quilt.
Then there is the Broken Sugar Bowl block, number 12 in the book.
Finally, the Evening Star block, number 31 in the book.  The red it this photo looks a little off, but you get the idea!
I am using the template method to make these as instructed in the book, and I like it.  I know there are others out there who use a different method.  Either way I think this is an enjoyable project that I can do a little at a time and I love what I envision the outcome to be!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I am hoping to be blogging more regularly again, so come back soon to check it out!

This post is linked up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I really like the color palette you chose. Very different from the other Farmer's Wife blocks/quilts I've seen out there. I envy all of you for your dedication in taking this project on. I don't think I have it in me! :D

  2. Those look so nice. The colors are just wonderful.

  3. Very nice! Even the color of the floor for the sashings would look great!

  4. Gorgeous, wow, you've made loads of progress on these! I can't ever do things like this without some sort of a deadline :)

  5. I admire your precision, these are turning out so nice. Visiting from WIP wednesday.

  6. I just found you on Instagram today (thanks to your giveaway!) and I just love your work. I've also checked out your etsy shop and bookmarked it for future reference. Thanks for offering reasonable shipping to Canada!

    Your FWQ blocks are just beautiful. I'm in the planning stages of making one myself. I've ordered fabric and am waiting for the book from my library. Excited about jumping in!!

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