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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Farmer's Wife

Large basket of blue scraps left over from "Orca Bay" by Bonnie Hunter

The Farmer's Wife by Laurie Aaron Hird
 I've learned that I am much more likely to get through a project if I sew with a group.  I can't decide if it is because I enjoy the company or if I am competitive.  Either way, I was delighted when Bonnie Hunter pointed out that Randy D. was having a "sow along" ( farmers wife... get it?), using Laurie Aaron Hird's book " The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt".
As wonderful as this book is there are no measurements to follow only the templates that get printed from the CD included in the book.  Randy has taken the templates and gives all the measurements :0)!  I also love using my Marti Michell templates, so now that I know the size of the pieces I can easily make the blocks.  Could I have figured this out myself?  Of course, but now I have a group to sew with!

Want to join in?  Randy is making it real easy with just 3 blocks twice a month.

Happy Sewing, Kim
I write in my quilting books adding notes I want to remember like the starting date

the first 6 blocks

all blocks finish at 6 inches

Two templates from set B

8 comments:

Barb said...

how fun that you have a group to do it with.
I really like your blue, white and yellow colors!
never seen those little templates before, very cool.

Marj said...

Check out Marti's website, she is also giving out the info of which templates go with each block of the Farmer's wife.

Sarah Martin said...

Wow, Kim, Randy couldn't make it any easier! I am sooooooo tempted.
I was thinking blue and white too, but I love your gold in there with it. Looks great! I decided if I can catch up with JT2 this month, I might start this one as well! Pray for me! : )

Amy said...

very nice color combo's

Amy said...

very nice color combo's

Serena said...

i love those templates so much! happy to know they work with another patten too.

Pokey said...

Such nice FW squares, your color choices have me grinning. You are are so creative, Miss Kim ~
:-]pokey

Notjustnat said...

I don't think you need encouragement for making new quilts. You seemed to be finishing them as speed of lightning! Farmer's wife looks like a fun quilt to make - Hugs Nat