Farmer's Wife - The "Sweet" Version by Caribousmom

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Farmer's wife
Status:
In Progress
Started:
2012-09-15T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:
None

Description

So, I started making some blocks for this quilt today. I'm using a mix of fabrics using small prints, some of which are 1930s reproductions. Not sure how many of the blocks I'll make!

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Comments

Janquilter

Cute! I should post mine....well and get my project page started.

Caribousmom

Janquilter You definitely should post yours!!! Can't wait to see how its going!

True

Caribousmom love the fabrics choices and the blocks! But reading your process on forum...oh my! And yes Janquilter we want to see yours as well so get posting!

Caribousmom

True thank you! Oh, yes...the process...well, I hate templates. I would rather figure out the math. I think I am going to have to pick and choose the blocks I do very carefully!

Caribousmom

Carolmarie thanks!!!

Rebecca

Supposedly there are paper piecing templates somewhere online. That might be nice for some of the blocks rather than the templates. That's what I'm planning on doing if I join in later...

Rebecca

Oh, and forgot to say, I like your blocks - this is going to be super cheerful!

True

Rebecca I read if you join the Yahoo group for this quilt you gain access to the paper piecing patterns for free? Caribousmom I hate templates take me back to my old days of quilting!

Terryt1955

Uh Oh, I din't realize we were going to have to revert to the pioneer days to construct this quilt. I definitely need to look into the paper piecing method.Like Carolmarie I don't know about joining the yahoo group but it looks like I better figure it out fast.
Caribousmom this fabric is sensational and it makes the blocks looks sooo different that the book. You do such neat precise work! I'm excited because the fabric I chose is in the reds, blues,whites and yellows from Pam Kitty Morning and I think it's going to "feel" like yours. I call it cheerful vintage.

Quilt455

OH MY, you got this done fast. I love the colors you picked. Can't wait to see what other blacks you decide to do. I think I am going to try a few blocks and most likely make it a scrapy quilt. But just in the planning stage. Have fun with it

Conniharns

Caribousmom...I know what you did today!! OMG....you must have put that turbo on automatic while you cut fabric!! Love your blocks!......as usual!

Mymble

These are really great-sweet but not sticky sweet ;))))- just bright and crisp and happy!

True

Carolmarie And Terryt1955 here is link for group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/farmerswifesampler/. I think you just ask to join and wait for confirmation. I would think paper piecing would be easier but I have not tried it so not sure...but seems like it would be to me. Good luck!

Caribousmom

Rebecca thank you! I joined the Yahoo group and I see where they have the paper piecing templates - so I may use those on certain blocks. I wonder why the author of this book thought templates for everything was the way to go? Many blocks are simply HSTs or squares or rectangles and are easier to cut if you know the measurements (rather than use a template).

Caribousmom

Carolmarie I think some of the blocks will be easier with paper piecing, others can just be rotary cut without templates...

Caribousmom

Terryt1955 ...cheerful vintage - yes! I just want a bright, happy, retro-feel quilt :) Sounds like you and I are on the same page!!

Caribousmom

Quilt455 scrappy is good, I think. I am just going to have fun with this one...no stress, right?

Caribousmom

Conniharns LOL - thanks, my friend!

Caribousmom

Mymble thank you! That is exactly what I was aiming for!!

Caribousmom

True Terryt1955 Carolmarie Rebecca re: Yahoo group....Yup - just complete the form to join and wait - I was approved in less than a day...see you there!! (ps the Yahoo group has some great photo sharing of what others have done ... fun, fun, fun!)

Caribousmom

Carolmarie If you go to files and click on Foundation Patterns, you will see all the PDF files for the paper piecing (labeled by Block #), then you will see the paper piecing pattern for each block - make sure you choose 100% in the top drop down menu and print it using "choose paper source by PDF page size" in the print dialog box so it prints at the correct size. If you simply want the templates, go to the file page, scroll down until you see Template Files, click on that and you can open the PDF files by block# there as well (same printing suggestions). Hope that helps!

True

Carolmarie Here is a great beginner's Block I used it to learn paper pieicing http://www.quilterscache.com/StartQuiltingPages/startquiltingthree.html

I also went to Fresh Lemons Quilts as Faith has a star quilt tutorial(s) I found really helpful. I did not make her pattern but read her how to's. When you start just make sure you cut pieces you will use big enough it makes it a lot easier. Carol Doak instructions from her books tended make them a bit small for me in the beginning. Once you get hang of a simple block you will have technique down and you are off to the races!

True

Carolmarie I just pm'd you the link since it did not all copy above...

Kirstenblake

Love your fabric choices...this will be a very cheerful quilt!

Kathie

Lots of great information. Thanks everyone! Oh, and I love the blocks you've done smile !

Caribousmom

Kirstenblake Thank you!

Caribousmom

Kathie Thanks, Kathie! This is fun :)

Terryt1955

Carolmarie and True and Caribousmom I joined the group last night and hopefully they'll accept me. I don't know, they wanted to know why I wanted to join so maybe they'll think I'm unworthy! Wendy, thanks for the instructions on how to access the paper piecing templates, I'm sure there are a lot of us who will benefit.

True

Terryt1955 LOL I have not told anyone anything I swear;-) I am pretty sure you will be in!!

Rebecca

I think we might have to give Caribousmom her own forum area on each project. We're not even a week in and the comments are already miles long. smile Love all the great info being shared! Wendy, I totally agree - why the templates when the shapes/sizes to cut are not anything complicated? Maybe consistency?

Caribousmom

Rebecca LOL - Are there limits to how many comments can be left on a thread!??! Hahahaha....

Rebecca

Haha! I guess we'll find out with this project!

Rebecca

Oh, and I did not just go join the Yahoo group....

Caribousmom

Rebecca LOL :)

Dzirin

I like these color/fabric choices - so cheerful.

Withinaquarterinch

Rebecca I hear what you're putting out there because I didn't either - ha! :)

Jessicalam

I love this block! At first glance it looks so complicated, but it's really simple in the construction. Definitely need to try this!

Caribousmom

Dzirin Jessicalam Thank you!!!!

Loraclare

How's this quilt going? I love the happy fabrics that you've chosen.

Caribousmom

Loraclare I wish I could say I was barreling along on this quilt - but alas, I am completely stalled. I hope to get back to it in the coming months!

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