What a better Farmgirl Friday post then to share another finished block from The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt book that I have just recently started working on. These quilt blocks were inspired by letters from 1920's farm wives to a magazine called "The Farmers Wife". The question that they were answering was "If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in the light of your own experience, want her to marry a farmer?" 94% replied in their letters that yes they would want their daughter to marry a farmer. The letter excerpts sent to The Farmers Wife magazine are in the book with 111 blocks for piecing.
These blocks are 6 1/2 before setting them into the quilt. I am making one a week along with a group of Quilters on the Quilt and Needle forum. This weeks assignment was for block number 58 called Mother's Dream.
Love this bicycle fabric and was glad this block had just the perfect size pieces to use it in. I am using reproduction civil war fabric for this quilt and it will go on mine and hubs bed when it is finished. I also started a journal to keep notes and small scraps of the fabric that are going into each block. It was suggested by one of the ladies on the forum as something that would be passed down generations with the quilt. In case you did not see the block from last week, this one is number 4 and called Basket Weave.
I started a week late so I am behind one block that I will have to add into one week soon. I am happy to spend time in my sewing room because we still have snow on the ground and possibly some more on the way. Dreaming of spring, sun, the color green and flowers.
Blessings from our home in the woods!
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I am a mother of 3 daughters and grandmother of 8, 6 boys and 2 girls. I love to sew, paint, garden and enjoy many different crafts. Ladybug is actually my Scottie's name and she gives my hubs and I many hours of pleasure. I dream up many ideas of which a few I manage to make happen. My husband is very talented and has a few hobbies of his own so he puts up with my many hobbies and the mess they leave behind. I cannot say this blog is about anything in particular except our love of home, family and friends with a few interesting things sprinkled in here and there.