Farmer’s Wife to the Rescue

I have been working on our Quilt Show Challenge Quilt – which is a small quilt depicting a memory.  I found an old cross stitched tablecloth of my mother’s that most certainly brought back memories.  It shows a 1950’s lady (Mom) doing her chores on each day of the week.

My challenge is to make a small quilt from this tablecloth and write up my memory in 50 words or less.   Last year I had made several of the blocks in The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book (by Laurie Aaron Hird) using fabrics that coordinated well with the cross stitch tablecloth – Farmer’s Wife blocks to the rescue!

After I bit the bullet and bravely cut up my mother’s tablecloth, I experimented with many of the blocks – here was one such possible layout:

I asked some of my quilting friends for advice, we arranged and rearranged, and in the end we all agreed that the one block that works the best with all these ladies is Friendship:

So I made seven more Friendships (sound nice, huh?) of the same basic primary colors and Aunt Grace reproduction-type fabrics.  And here is what I came up with:

I think my Mom would like it.  Now I just need to stitch these blocks together and quilt it up – a walk in the park!

Have a great week, y’all!

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