Farmer’s Wife 1930 Sampler and Me

In October I posted the story about me doing a “dum-dum” by not realizing that there was a new Farmer’s Wife Book!  I joined a Quilt a Long with Marti Michell,  Fat Quarter Shop and Gnomeangel Blogger for the Farmers Wife 1930’s Sampler (not the 1920).  Marti provides conversion charts for the blocks that will be rotary cut and Fat Quarter shop provides a kit (fabrics).   Since then, I have changed to Very Kerry Berry Farmers Wife Quilt Along.  Kerry is starting from Block One in the Book rather than skipping around.  I am providing both sites in case someone would like to start this project.  Both provide 2 blocks each week.  Of course by now I am behind 20 blocks, and by tomorrow 22!  (LOL).   The blocks provide challenges to all quilters.  I am going to do a mix – rotary cutting and paper-piecing (see how long this lasts).

Today I am determined to start this project.   Any bets?  I wanted to show my fabric selection for this project.   I purchased some fat eighths from Westwood Acres Fabric and all the fat quarters from Calico Annies.   The background fabrics are Bella Solids from Hancocks of Paducah .  I am not going to spend the time in trying to wash them so keep your fingers crossed – it is the first time I will make a quilt without washing the fabric.

1930 Fabrics 5

1930 Fat Quarters

1930 Fabrics 3

1930 Fat Quarters

1930 Fabrics 2

1930 Fat Quarters

Fat Eighths

Fat Eighths

1930 Fabric Background Fabrics

Background Fabric

I would like to end this short Blog wishing each and all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.  Please keep the families of the victims of France and Russia Terrorist attacks in your prayers.  We all have many things to be thankful for but the main one is our Freedom.  My prayer is that our great Nation CAN and WILL somehow remain safe from further attacks until 20 January 2017!!!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY TO ALL.

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