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Farmer’s wife quilt sampler – Blocks 42 to 46

I have so far completed about 46 blocks of the Farmer’s wife quilt sampler. Homemaker is on the back burner currently until I can produce a reasonable block.

More information about how I am making this quilt.

View all the blocks I have done so far.

Fruit Basket

Garden Path

Gentleman’s Fancy

Grape Basket

Hill & Valley

Farmer’s wife quilt sampler III

I have so far completed 35 blocks of the Farmer’s wife quilt sampler.

More information about how I am making this quilt.

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Cups & Saucers

Cut Glass Dish

Darting Birds

Duck & Duckling


End of Day

Evening Star

Farmer’s Daughter

Farmer’s Puzzle


Flower Basket

Free form, free motion patchwork trial

I’ve wanted to try and make a small quilt like this one for a long time.

The quilt is 13 ¼ x 12 ¼.

The quilt was made like a log cabin block.

I cut the strips of fabric with a pair of scissors. I didn’t measure anything, I just kept adding pieces of fabric until the strip was long enough to cover one whole side.

As the quilt grew, the sides started to get wavy.

To straighten a wavy strip, you need to place the side of the quilt on top of the new strip of fabric, pin it, and cut around the edge of the quilt on the fabric below (see picture).

You will end up with a wavy strip of fabric as per picture below.

To add the wavy strip to the side of the quilt, pin it in place matching the inside and outside waves really well. It can be tricky to start.

When you’re done with the quilt, square it.

To make the quilt top quite flat, I put some iron on interfacing. The interfacing removed some of the puckering (the puckering could have been avoided if I had used the wavy method described above more often than I did).

Quilt as you like. I dared to use something other than stipple quilting for this trial.

Close up.

Add some binding et voilà!

Reversible quilt: disappearing nine patch variation with prairie points and rubik’s cube inspired back

Charm squares and scraps project.

This quilt, on one side, is made with charm squares (Hunky Dory by Moda) and Moda Bella in ivory for the background fabric. The other side uses fabric scraps on a green Anna Griffin fabric.

Block tutorial

Assembly instructions for this side of the quilt are in my previous post about this quilt.

Prairie points detail

Closeup of the quilt, finished using free motion quilting

Reverse of the quilt

I’ve posted instructions to make this side of the quilt under my previous post Rubik cube inspired back of quilt. The instructions include size of blocks and fabric pieces.

Close up of reverse

The finished quilt with disappearing nine patch variation side showing.

The finished quilt with rubik cube inspired side showing.

Reversible turnover quilt

This quilt is reversible.

The finished quilt is 51 in x 45.5 in.

Front of quilt

  • 1 pack of turnovers (Baskets of flowers Turnovers Triangles by Moda) – 80 x 6 inch triangles
  • Plain fabric in cream for triangles, sashing and border
  • Fabric scraps for the back and one yard each of 2 more fabrics

Cut 28 6 inch squares from the cream fabric and then cut the square into 2 triangles.

Place a turnover over the cream triangle and stitch together along the long side right sides together.

Stitch a total of  56 squares using the turnovers and the cream triangles.

Assemble as per the picture below.


Cut enough 2.5 inch strips of fabric in cream and stitch around the triangles.


Make 12 squares using the 24 turnovers left over.

Press with the seam open each square and cut the square across in diagonal.

Assemble the resulting triangles as per picture below, mixing and matching from the other triangles obtained by cutting the assembled turnovers in diagonal.

Stitch across and press open. The square will be 5 inch square.

Assemble border as per picture and using 5 inch strips of fabric in cream.

Back of quilt

Cut 68 fabric scraps rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in. The colours of the rectangles are matching the fabrics on the sides, in this case yellows and greens and blues.

Cut 68 cream fabric rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in.

Assemble as per picture below.

Sashing in between strips of rectangles is 2.5 inches.

Detail of quilt

The quilt sandwich is stipple quilted.