Sunday, 13 May 2012

farmers wife quilt

Well I took the plunge and started to make the blocks for The Farmers Wife quilt.I dont know why I was so afraid of starting it,apart from its very small blocks,only 6 inch,its great fun.So far I have made 4 blocks. I couldnt decide how to do it,go for the easy ones first ,or the ones I liked best.In the end I decided to start at No 1 and work my way through.I will decide later how many I want to make and how large its going to be(I can see me doing them all).
I have cut the next couple of blocks out,I think some of them will be very interesting....
Bri bought me this wonderful tool,so hopefully no more cut fingers,its great I am going to get the other 2,theycome in 3 sizes,this is the middle one.
Have also made a small piece of jewellery this week.A friends 11 year old niece passed away last week.The childs favourite colour was orange,all the girls in the fammily are going to wear a piece of orange jewellery,and the boys are wearing orange. ties.
Bri is going to but me one of those tiny seam irons next time we go out,so as well as not cutting myself I will not burn myself. He's one of the good guys ,spoils me rotten.. Have also ordered a rotating cutting mat,hoping it will make life easy. well,till next time love from


  1. Your blocks are going to be have done a super job on the start. I am sorry for your family friends lose. The necklace is very sweet. I decided I would tackle the Dear Jane quilt....275 4 inch blocks and 60 funky pieced triangles for the borders....65 blocks in... I dont think I will finish it....The Farmers quilt looks easier. :):) good luck! Hugs

  2. oh..I forgot to tell you ...I took your button home :):) to my blog !! hugs

  3. wow! good on you for starting farmers wife - I haven't started and have been putting it off too! I don't know where to start? Very sad news about a young girl passing......its just breaks my heart to hear these sad things.

    1. Thank you for your comments,it is heartbreaking when a child dies,she was very fit and heathly,and had some kind seizure and died instantly .
      Susie,the farmers wife blocks are very addictive once you start.
      Some of mine are a bit wonky,but that's O K,I will square them all up later.xx