Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Farmers Wife

Resistance was futile try as I may - love won out this time.
I'm referring of course to the Farmer's Wife 1930's sew along.


I've been collecting shirtings and 1930's Conversational Shirtings for many years. I want these to be the main theme of my quilt. So I'm pairing them with solid fabrics in colors of sky, fields and rain. To soften the mix I'm adding in a wash of batiks in various shades of pond colors.

Here are my first 2 blocks. I really love the stories tied into them and am trying to have my blocks reflect the sentiments of these Farmer's Wives.

Emancipation, living as free as a butterfly

Lovingkindness - Rain for the Soul

every quilt tells a story...

17 comments:

  1. Delightful use of those conversation prints. We all know "resistance is futile."

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  2. OH NO! If aunt Reen has caved, is there any hope for the rest of us?
    I have a whole bin of 30s fabrics and most of the Kona solids to match. Can I resist? But it might get my head out of the 1850's reproduction quilts.

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  3. Oh this is going to be fun to watch ;) You have amazing fabrics and they make blocks very different than others I have seen. So far, your fabrics work very well with the stories attached to each one.

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  4. I do love your fabric choices. I know you will keep up. You're good at that!

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  5. I love your fabric choices!
    Greetings from Holland

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  6. I love your fabrics for this new project.
    Wonderful blocks.
    Greetings, Manuela

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  7. Ohhh, these are wonderful! I love them both...the goldfish print especially :)

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  8. This quilt is going to be Adorable with your fabric choices !
    Looking forward to watching your progress on this one :-D

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  9. Oh I love your blocks with the shirtings--and really, really want to "cave"--but just not enough time with my ongoing UFO's hissing and calling my name....will enjoy watching these come together--neat fabric choices...hugs, Julierose

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  10. Your shirting conversational collection is devine!! Love them with the solids.

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  11. Wow......fantastic blocks! Great fussy cutting.

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  12. These are lovely... it will be fun to watch it grow as you go along : )

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  13. Wonderful fabric choices! I am looking forward to seeing each new block.

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  14. I LOVE your shirtings...I've been searching everywhere and can't find any that are this sweet. I can't wait to see the rest of your blocks.

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  15. those shirtings are so fun!

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  16. I have had The Farmer's Wife book for quite some time but have never made even one block.

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  17. Love your conversationals! Is the frog from "Just for Fun" by Clothworks, mid 1990s? Judie's cricket playing pool is my favorite of these although the Tortoise and Hare is a close second!

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