Saturday, August 9, 2014

Spending Friday with the Farmer's Wife....

I have completed another 2 block in the last couple of days and it is really coming together now. My folder is filling up and I love flicking through the pages looking at each of the blocks and the fabrics.

So here are the next 2 blocks...

Block No. 18 Century of Progress

And even though this block is very simple I just love it.

Block No. 29 Economy

And now that I have adjusted the needle on my machine all my corners are coming out perfect. It pays to check sometimes. I thought it was me.

Farmer's Wife Quilt Block
I want my daughter to marry a farmer because she is a farm girl. 
I hope her husband is a farmer because farmers are producers and givers of life.

I am working next week, so I hope to get to do some sewing and complete another 2 blocks.

Happy sewing
Filomena xx

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Spending Friday with the Farmer's Wife .......

I know its not Friday, but I have missed the last couple due to work and other commitments. But while it's been quiet and spending some time at home I have snuck in a some template and fabric cutting and sewing.

One of the things I love when deciding on which block to make next is to read the letters that were sent in to the magazine. If you don't quite know what the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt is all about, it all started as a contest in a magazine, called The Farmer's Wife. In 1922 the popular magazine asked the question: "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you in the light of your own experience, what her to marry a farmer?" The magazine was overwhelmed with over 7000 responses. And 94%  said yes they would want their daughter to marry a farmer.

The book is full of letters that were sent in. Some of them are a great read of how times have changed. Some make me laugh. One of the letters reads "I would have her marry a farmer because there she has the chance of living a pure life, away from the temptations of the big city." And some things have not changed at all.

Here are my next 2 blocks.

Country Farm

This block is block 23 called Country Farm

Country Farm

Bouquet Block

Block no. 8 called the Bouquet

Bouquet block

I love sitting and looking back at all my completed blocks. Still so many to go though.

See you Friday with my next 2 blocks.

Happy Farming
Filomena xx