Tuesday, June 14, 2011

FWQAL: The Beginning

1. Farmer's Wife #9, 2. Farmer's Wife #2, 3. Farmers Wife #1, 4. Farmer's Wife #29

I am IN! If you've been reading my blog for a little bit it's probably not a big surprise that I've joined The Farmer's Wife Quilt Along (FWQAL). I cannot resist a good quilt along! I was a little worried at first. Templates? Traditional Sampler Quilt? Now that I've started it's all I can think about. The flickr group is hopping with activity. It's so much fun! I really like the slow contemplation of making each block. Summer is in full swing and family life is busier than ever. It's satisfying to sit down and finish one small block at a time. Baby steps.

After a lot of indecision about which fabrics to use I decided on Just Wing It by Momo (third stack from left). I chose it because it had bright, clear colors, fun prints to fussy cut and strong small scale prints for all the little pieces.

I don't plan on blogging each of the blocks, but I will be adding them to this flickr set.

Do you want to play too?? It will be so much fun and remember it's a long term project. Just two blocks a week.



  1. I just love seeing all the people who are participating in this. I'm excited to get started.

  2. I was just looking at Just Wing It on fabric.com web page! Then I decided to go with the ever faithful Amy Butler!! lol:) I got 3 Daisy chain prints for now. I have some in my stash as well. Thinking blue green and greys will be mine. I have been noticing a lot of others are doing scrappy which is great too. They are great and so much fun to see!!!

  3. Love them in the Just Wing It fabric!

  4. My book came from Amazon today! Now I just need to figure out what fabric I'm using. I do NOT need another QA but I can't resist.

  5. Your blocks looks so much more beautiful than other examples of this project I've seen. I have to admit I wasn't too interested in this one... until I saw your sweet fabric combos. I would say you are on the road to a fabulous quilt!

  6. Your blocks look fabulous! Very clever fussy cutting. :-)
    It's amazing how the different fabrics that people are using make the blocks look sooo totally different.

  7. this sounds like a fun group! love the fabrics you picked!

  8. I don't think you have to use the templates.. I know there is a yahoo group..where someone has figured out how to sew them all with foundation piecing farmerswifesampler@yahoogroups.com is the group if you want to go check it out

  9. hi adrianne!

    it's great to meet another farmer's wife! thanks for the answer about the trimming....

    your blocks are fabulous!! i love the one with the trees.



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