Friday, July 1, 2011

The Farmer's Wife QAL - June Wrap Up for Fresh Sewing Day

Flock - #34 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

This is Flock, #34 of the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I am going to give you a June wrap up of my progress on the  Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt  for Lily's Quilts Farmer's Wife Edition of  Fresh Sewing Day.

Railroad - #72 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Another favourite of mine is #72 Railroad. This QAL has basically a one year life - 2 blocks a week and 111 blocks in total.

3" Churn Dash

This is probably my favourite of all so far, Churn Dash #20. It is a Shoo-fly block variation and I am sort of taken with the simply beauty of the shoo-fly.

Homeward Bound - #48 Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Homeward Bound, #48. Cannot say or write that without the Simon and Garfunkel song immediately playing in my head. I think a group of these, especially if you played with the colours, would look fantastic. I may need to give that a try.

Enough of my favourites, here are all 10 of my blocks so far:

Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt

Many people have posted beautiful blocks on flickr, I encourage you to go and take a look. Some are doing far more than 2 a week but there is no pressure to go quickly. It is friendly and laid back QAL, exactly what I need.

I have mentioned before, so as not to end up feeling bad if I lose interest or momentum, my plan is that I will make whatever blocks I have done next June into a quilt and be done with it. (Problem is, now there is another book, so I have a feeling I will be working on those blocks when the book comes out too. Good thing they are fun.)

I have been doing some other fun things this month, you can browse back in my blog if you like, but I am going to focus my June wrap up on the Farmer's Wife this time. Here is the link to Lily's Quilts Farmer's Wife Edition of Sew Fresh Day, it is well worth visiting the folks linked up there.

Fresh Sewing Day

It is Canada Day today! My country is 144 years old. We have a day off and fireworks later tonight, pretty much everywhere in Canada, from sea to sea to sea.