Sunday, March 5, 2017


Step One: August 2015, Betty, Kathy and I decided to make The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt designed by Laurie Aaron Hird.  This is a quilt of 111 six-inch blocks.  We divided up the 111 blocks.  I had to make three blocks of my assigned 37 blocks.  As they were made, I gave Betty and Kathy a block and kept one for myself.  They did the same.  Each quilt has the same blocks.
We did not have any special directions for material colors or patterns, just use what you have.  We gave ourselves one year to make all the blocks.  We succeeded!
Step two: put the blocks together.  I am pleased and so excited to say that my blocks became a flimsy today, just one hour ago!!!

The blocks are put together with setting triangles, cornerstones and sashing strips.  My colors; grey and cream.  I started the cornerstones and sashing strips at one corner and worked to the middle.  Then started at the opposite corner and worked to the middle again.  Then I put the two halves together. 

Yesterday I put on the two side border strips and took them off last night.  I was not happy with how I had sewed them on.  One side strip was put back on last night and the other this morning.

This afternoon, I put the top and bottom strips on.  I am so excited!

Betty and Kathy's quilts are in the cornerstone and sashing strip phase.  As soon as they are flimsy's, I will show you how they look.

Now I wait for the batting to come in.  I am using a wool batting and the backing material has also been ordered.  I have an idea on how it will be quilted.  I want to make sure the blocks are the important visual, not the quilting.

You all have a great day.  Mine has been wonderful! 


  1. What a good idea. Yours looks wonderful. I'd like to see it next to the others, it will be interesting to see how they compare with each other.

  2. As soon as the others become Flimsy they will have their picture taken. When all three are done, we will have a FWQ party. You can see our S'Mitten's runner party on an earlier post. It is nice having someone to push you on with some of these quilts or projects.

    Just need to get them into tatting.