Start of The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt

A week or so ago I posted a Wordless Wednesday photograph of the fabrics I decided to use for The Farmer’s Wife quilt…

Farmer's Wife ~ Denyse Schmidt's HOPE VALLEY

I’m using a FQ bundle of Denyse Schmidt’s Hope Valley that I bought from Hawthorne Threads…love that fabric. Love Hawthorne Threads too! Super nice and fastest shipping, ever!

I’ve been putting off the start of making this quilt. Why? I have no clue, just have. Over the holiday I pulled out the paper-piece patterns I had printed off a few months prior and jumped in. I needed a break from quilting and binding.

I follow the pattern, get all the paper torn off, press the block…WTF?! Stupid pattern! It’s backwards! So I threw a hissy fit…put the book back, tucked my pretty fabric back into my stash and returned to quilting and binding.

Book block.

My bass-ackward block.

Speed up to yesterday…So April? You’re hand-piecing your blocks now, right? “Yes”. Hmmmmmm….

Here’s what I got done while on break today. I need to bring in my folding cutting mat/ironing board and that mini clover iron. 🙂

FW Block 2 - Autumn Tints

This quilt will be hand-pieced now. 🙂

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About sleepycathollow

I'm Michelle and live in Northern Nevada ~ beautiful mix of high desert and the Sierra. While I work at the University, I'd rather take pictures, play with fountain pensioned ink, garden, cook, craft and make quilts. :)
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6 Responses to Start of The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt

  1. Just be careful with your CT! But assuming it isn’t painful LOL, isn’t handpiecing soothing??

    Love your fabrics.

    And nobody but nobody is going to notice that block, except for its perfect points! I still have to look twice to see what is “wrong.”

    P.S. The fun part will be putting your handsewing kit together. ;-p

  2. If you hadn’t said it was wrong, I’d have never known lol! Just don’t tell anyone :).

    \IiiI

  3. Those fabrics are beautiful — and so is your block! Isn’t hand piecing a fabulous way to get accuracy?

  4. Does bass-ackward make a difference? Depends on the overall design, I guess.

    • Michelle says:

      It really doesn’t make a difference, just pissed me off that they put something up backwards. It’s going to be like the Hobo quilt so I don’t think it’ll show.

  5. digipicsphotography says:

    Looks good to me.

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