Thursday, May 29, 2014

6" Sampler Quilt

I'm sure you're familiar with the Farmer's Wife Quilt that was bit of a craze a while back. There are tons of gorgeous versions out there and many horror stories about making it. It seems all the blocks are made with templates - not our favorite thing in this rotary cut quilting world.

I was on the fence about doing one until I saw my friend Carla's quilt. Beautiful!

To avoid the template hassle, I decided to use several of my block design books, graph paper and pencil to create my block choices. All easily rotary cut. It will be an ongoing project for much of this year - I'm going for 64 blocks - 8x8.

Here are the first 25:


And it seems I have a few favorites {which just happen to be my most recent ones}...





Maybe I should call it The Salesman's Wife Quilt :-)

16 comments:

  1. I too started one once I saw Carla's. I am up to 45 blocks (I think). Not sure how many I am going to make.....

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  2. Wow. Just..... wow. That's really beautiful!

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  3. I love that! the colors you've chosen are beautiful. And I think that really makes a difference in such a busy quilt. :)

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  4. Very nice, I like this setting. Having a consistent color scheme and a setting that shows off the blocks makes all the difference with a sampler quilt.

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  5. I know what you mean about the template thing, this is the primary reason I have not started one. That and I got distracted with making Tula Pink's City Sampler! Your blocks are beautiful and I love that you already have a setting plan with some on-point blocks! I love the variety of low volume backgrounds in your blocks.

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  6. These are so pretty! Love the soft colors and scrappy fabrics

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  7. Cindy, these blocks are divine! I just love them. And I agree, I have plastic bag with a about 25 FW blocks and not sure where to take them....I'd have to say, on the plus side a learning experience, on the negative, they're a bit wonky! I do love yours for thier 'simplicity' (which I know is an understatement of your ability!). Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love your blocks! The colors are so bright and summery :)

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  9. Beautiful! Love your fabric use.

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  10. They are beautiful. Wow what a great idea! I too started the farmers wife quilt during the hype and quickly stopped because I did not care for the template process. Please continue to share your progress.

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  11. This is coming along beautifully. I love the low volume prints you've used as backgrounds. The total effect is so fresh and pretty.

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  12. These are so great. I too have been wanting to create a Farmer's Wife quilt, but don't want to do the templates either! I might try the paper piecing method for some of them that are a bit too tricky for rotary cutting :) Can't wait to see yours come together.

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  13. Lovely, you have some beautiful blocks there, for sure.

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  14. Thank you for the shout out, Cindy!! You have a lovely start and I like the fact that you are picking your own blocks....there were a few "strange guys" in the book, imho!!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!