Quilting Fun


While I love the satisfaction of finishing a quilt, it isn't the only way to have fun with quilting. Fun also comes from the great outings with girlfriends, shopping expeditions with Grandma, or just sitting in my "thoughtful spot" chair perusing magazines and books. The thrill of the next project waiting just there on the horizon...

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Farmer's Wife

Y'know, when a stash is so big, and the projects are so limitless, a quilter sometimes just doesn't know what to work on next.

She has books, magazines, kits, UFOs, patterns. She has layer cakes, charm packs, fat quarters, fabric by the parts of yards and multi-yards.

When one project is finished, there are 50 more waiting to be started. As she works on one thing, ideas work their way through her imagination of the myriad possibilities - which way will her imagination take her?

Last fall I purchased The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt by Laurie Hird. I am a farmer's daughter (and granddaughter, and great-granddaughter, etc.); there's a soft spot in my heart for farmers, and this book is an historical document! I loved reading it. I had absolutely no intense urgency, however, to make the blocks or the quilt. Sure, the blocks are gorgeous and some of them really would be fun to make, but I had other project plans.

With that bit of background, let me show you what I've worked on the last couple of days...

Block #2-Autumn Tints.
Block #16-Calico Puzzle.

Block #20-Churn Dash.

Block #44-Gentleman's Fancy.

Block #62-Old Windmill
Block #66-Periwinkle.
Block # 73- Rainbow Flowers.
Block #81-Snow Ball.
Block #102-Whirlpool.



1 comment:

Dianne said...

wow! You've done quite a few, and they're all lovely!