Saturday, May 19, 2012

Farmer's Wife QAL, progress report

I took a bit of a break from my Farmer's Wife sampler project...and the quilt-along thing seems to have shrunk from hundreds of enthusiastic farmers to just a few...but I'm nearing the end of this massive project and I can hardly believe it!

Between last night and this afternoon I have made 7 new blocks, which brings my total to 98.  I am making all 111 block designs in the book, so I have just 13 to go.  Jeepers!

I took a group shot at 96, auditioning a light gray solid as a potential sashing fabric (inspired by my online friend Melinda...not to be confused with my face-to-face sewing friend Melinda -- hi Melinda!).

FW group shot, 96 blocks


 Anyway, here are the newest ones.

FW block 72, Railroad
block 72, Railroad

FW block 75, Rosebud
block 75, Rosebud

FW block 81, Snowball
block 81, Snowball (happy to find I had left some of the easy ones to the end!)

FW block 80, Single Wedding Star
block 80, Single Wedding Star

FW block 78, Shooting Star
block 78, Shooting Star (a bit wonky, but I like it and it's a keeper!)

FW block 86, Squash Blossom
block 86, Squash Blossom (with peekaboo bears)

FW block 87, Star Gardener
block 87, Star Gardener

So there we are...lots of work done and lots still to do.  But, wow, I am (IamIamIamIam) actually going to make a full Farmer's Wife Quilt.

Holy moly.


Little Island Quilting said...

A finished Farmer's Wife quilt is a rare breed indeed!
Love the grey.

Annabella said...

Well good for you - I think it`s going to look stunning!! I`m not a huge grey fan to be honest so I shall leave others to comment. I have this book waiting for me in England so who knows, perhaps I`ll make a few.

Deborah OHare said...

This is an impressive achievement. I had a plan to do all the blocks in my hand painted fabrics. I got to nine I think and then made them into some mini quilts:)

LizA. said...

Wow! I'm impressed. I feel like such a slacker -- I haven't touched that project in months.....guess I should dig it out and get cracking on it. As for the gray---personally it doesn't do much for me. The first thought that came to mind when I saw them all laid out was navy blue......with, (I can't believe I'm saying this) orange cornerstones.

aksherry said...

Wow! All your blocks together look great!!!

Sue said...

You are doing a marvellous job. Love the colours. I'm throwing my hat in the ring for black, to make all those lovely bright colours really pop.

quirky granola girl said...

98?! ack. i'm at 92. and i need 121 to finish my block setting plan. so, i may not be able to keep up with you, but i'll definitely make a block or two this week.

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

Keep going, you're nearly there!!! The new blocks are lovely and they all look great on the grey!

verykerryberry said...

Seeing them all together is a wonderful sight! I go for light sashing- i know it is a cliche but Kona snow is always lovely if not massively practical, otherwise a corn yellow, mellow shade could be good,