The Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along is up to week 19. This project is inspired by the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along Group on Flickr. The challenge is to make 2 blocks a week from The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book (by Laurie Aaron Hird). Over the last couple of weeks I’ve made 4 blocks but haven’t had time to share pictures.
As a good farmer’s wife (well, gardener’s wife), I had to also share pictures of our fall tomato plants:
Here are blocks 35 and 37:
And blocks 36 and 38:
It won’t be long and we will have some fresh garden tomatoes!
Here are some closer views of each block:
All four of these blocks today are paper pieced using the foundation patterns that can be found on the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt Yahoo Group site. The Flower Basket has a machine appliqued handle.
Flower Path was a real bear! It doesn’t meet in the center as well as I’d like. But I do like the brown and white print and the green “path”.
Flower Pot is another challenging block with some set-in seams. I used some new Aunt Grace fabric I picked up at the quilt show last week.
Four Winds is my favorite this week. I love all the pinwheels within pinwheels and used some pretty blue fabrics to represent the sky. Perhaps some clouds in the sky might look like white dogs? 🙂
Despite some challenges this week, the Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along is zipping along. I can’t believe I have 38 cute little blocks completed already!