Sunday, October 4, 2015

Farmer's Wife Sampler 1930's Update #1

Three blocks for this week!  Yay!  I'm so excited to be making these sweet little blocks.  The third block for this week is #8 Aunt.  I used my Marti Michell templates for the first time on this one, but just for the center square and the setting triangles.  I went back to my trusty ruler for the corner squares and side rectangles.  

Here's a group shot!  #12 Becky,  #16 Bonnie and #8 Aunt.  
Off to a bright and happy start on this new adventure!!

Happy Stitching!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A Lovely Year of Finishes October Goal

A Lovely Year of Finishes

Time to chose a new goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes!
And time to revisit my failure to finish in July.  It wasn't even a failure to finish, it was a failure to even begin! This time though, I'm going to conquer it!  I'll have Christmas stockings by Halloween.  LOL  Never thought I'd ever say those words!

Last year I picked up this great little book and made the tree skirt on the cover. It's full of fun projects and I've been eager to use it again.

When the tree skirt was complete I still had a nice pile of leftover prints that I set aside to make stockings, and I've decided now is the time! Right now I have no idea which prints I'll use and how I'll combine them, but deciding is definitely part of the fun, right?

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Farmer's Wife Sampler 1930's -- Off and Running!

When I made the origninal Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt I stored my completed blocks in a box.  I still vividly remember looking at the first two blocks in that big box and thinking I'd lost my mind!  
When the last block went in the box I was just about jumping for joy!  I couldn't believe I've actually finished all 111 blocks. 

The beginning and the end!
After I put the quilt top together my poor box looked sad and lonely! It has a new purpose now, and a new label.
Want to see what's in it?  I hope so! 
Here we go, the first two blocks for the new Farmer's Wife Quilt.

Meet Becky, block #12

and Bonnie, Block #16

When I put these two cuties in the box I didn't think I was crazy this time, although my family might... LOL!

2 down, 97 to go!

Happy Stitching!