Friday, September 9, 2011

Farmers Wife Quilt Sampler

Yes!! I have joined in on the Farmers Wife Sampler Quilt
and I must say I was a bit hesitant at first cause I know
that I am good at starting things but not finishing them, so I thought
it will just end up in the cupboard.

But these are really addictive.

Box

Bat Wing

Big Dipper

Attic Windows

Autumn Tints

Basket Weave

All of them looking pretty together, not
sure if I'm liking the dark brown, but that can be changed later on.

I was orginally going to do these by templates, but gave up on that,
then tried paper piecing, definatley gave that a miss, my blocks were
not coming out the size that they should. Then I discovered
Lori's blog Bee in my Bonnet and I followed a few of her
tutorials on working on graph paper to rotary cut them,
much, much, better.

Sigh!!!
Now it is much more fun and I'm learning along the way.


Happy Quilting!
Mandy

5 comments:

Suzanne said...

They are so addictive. I keep finding excuses to do 'just one more'! Your blocks look great and Lori tuts are fabulous.

retdairyqueen said...

They are lovely blocks Mandy Keep going with them

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful blocks!

Quilts on Bastings said...

You've made a great start Mandy! Are you piecing these by machine or hand? They could be a great travel project if you are hand piecing ...
Cheers,
Karen

Karen M. Walker said...

Just came across your blog...and see you too have been working on your farmer's wife! How far along are you today? I just completed mine and 'just shoot me', i just started another! if you can believe that! Keep going...it is so worth it in the end!! to see mine...go to: http://chezstitches.blogspot.com/2012/07/the-farmer-takes-another-wife.html