Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along – My Week 2

This is my second week on the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt Along.  The official Quilt Along on Flickr is on week 11.  The challenge is to create 2 blocks every week from The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book (by Laurie Aaron Hird).   I am playing catch up so I am trying to piece 5 blocks a week.

As I mentioned in last weeks FWQA blog I am working on the blocks sequentially.  Last week I created on blocks 1 through 5 and this week blocks 6 through 10.

For the most part, I paper pieced the blocks using the foundation piecing patterns from the Farmers Wife Sampler Yahoo Group.  The only block I did not paper piece this week the Bowtie block.  I just recently created a quilt for Grandpa Joe made entirely of bowtie blocks – so I was very comfortable with the block.

Here are close-ups of each block:

Big Dipper

Birds in the Air




The fabric I am using is mostly Aunt Grace from Moda plus miscellaneous stash fabric.

I was surprised to see a few blocks that have also been part of the Barbara Brackman’s Civil War Block of the Week.  The Bouquet block pictured above was last week’s block on the Civil War Block of the week, however, it was called Carolina Lily.  You can see my Civil War version here.  The Civil War version of the Birds in the Air was 1/4th of the Farmer’s Wife Birds in the Air – quite a bit easier without all those teeny weeny triangles!

I love seeing all the new blocks, like the Box block, as I work through projects like the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along and the Civil War Block of the week.  I certainly learn a lot as I go!

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