41 blocks of the Farmer’s wife quilt sampler done so far… I think I need a rest.
Flower Garden Path
Learn how to make this ornament in 3 minutes:
If you liked the video, subscribe to my YouTube channel.
The fusible interfacing will make the square quite stiff which is ideal for this softie.
Fold the piece in half right side facing together making sure corners match, pin and stitch along the straight line.
Turn the tree inside out and fill with stuffing.
Pin the bottom circle piece to the tree and stitch.
Stitch any embellishments such as bows, stitch little beads, add a felt star to the top.
See my other Christmas tree softie tutorial.
I have so far completed 35 blocks of the Farmer’s wife quilt sampler.
I have so far completed 23 blocks of the Farmer’s wife quilt sampler.
More information about how I am making this quilt and the first lot of blocks.
Cats & Mice
Century of Progress
Corn & Beans
My plan: making a Queen size quilt using the Farmer’s wife quilt sampler book. I’ve never made a quilt that large or with so many complicated blocks with small pieces. The thought of quilting it at the end is pretty daunting. I’ll be looking at quilt as you go type of methods. If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to share it.
If you run into problems or would like to share your ideas, progress, and the like, there is a Yahoo group on the Farmer’s wife quilt sampler and a Facebook page called Let’s make a Farmer’s wife quilt you can join.
There is also a Flickr group with lots of pictures.
The project can be done totally out of scraps. The blocks are 6 in x 6 in.
I’m piecing by machine and cutting with a rotary cutter using templates printed on paper only when absolutely necessary. I am using a template chart (pdf) I downloaded from the Yahoo group. The file lists all templates and the rotary cutter substitution. I also use an Australian quilting ruler called Westalee which helps cutting more accurately.