Sunday, August 25, 2013

Farmer's Wife Revisited



It's been quite a long time since I've shared my Farmer's Wife quilt. Actually, I gave it to my quilter a little while ago and told her I wasn't in any hurry for it (with 100+ degree temperatures the last several months I knew I wouldn't be needing this quilt for a little while)! Anyway, I received a wonderful phone call the other day that it was ready.



I made all of the blocks from the book The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired  (one block is on the back with the label), and my quilt is king-sized. One of the things I love about this quilt is that all of the blocks were pieced from my Fig Tree scrap bins. I used nearly every Fig Tree collection up until Honeysweet. Some of the really simple blocks are my favorites, and Andrea's quilting makes every block shine (thank you, Andrea)!



There are so many blocks and so many fun things to see on this quilt--I think I'll be discovering new favorite blocks for awhile!



I actually used a really old Fig Tree print for the binding. I have it sewn on and ready to stitch...I'll be sure to share a picture when I've finished up the hand work.


It's so funny, though...getting my quilt back sort of makes me want to make another one...guess I'd better find another sampler to start working on!

 

I know this is a little photo overload today...

 


One of my favorite blocks...so simple and yet so elegant!


And I absolutely love this basket block!


Thanks so much for letting me share this again...it's been a two year journey with this quilt! Although I love to piece fast and fun quilts, there is just something about a quilt like this. These quilts that take months and even years will always hold a special place in my heart.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

82 comments:

Hildy said...

Oh Sherri, I love your FW quilt it's gorgous!

quiltswithpersonality said...

What a masterpiece Sherri. This quilt and the quilting is spectacular. I love love love it!!! Worth every minute. Thanks for sharing. Marie

Karen M said...

Thank you so much for sharing your FW. I love the close ups of the quilting. I am just now putting the sashing on my 111 blocks. I deviated from the book whenever I came across a different block that I liked. I didn't use the book's templates. Hate templates. When I am ready to quilt this I will be referencing your pictures for ideas. Love your blog!

Stephanie said...

Somehow the projects that take us the longest seems to be the most special. The quilting is beautiful and really highlights each pretty block.

Patti said...

This quilt is absolutely stunning.

Marie said...

What a great idea to use all Fig Tree fabrics - they are so gorgeous, and so is the quilt. Your quilter did an absolutely beautiful job of quilting it - what a treasure!

scottylover said...

Oh my, how gorgeous! Love the quilting, too. Thanks for sharing this project with us!

Sandy A

Bari Jo said...

What am amazing quilt!

Joan said...

Your quilt is a beauty and the quilting is amazing. Love it!

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL, Sherri!!! Every block is prettier than the next!

sunny said...

It's beautiful! THe fabrics, the setting, and the amazing quilting. I haven't worked on my FW for awhile - I need to get back to it.

Patty D from NC said...

This is beautiful!

ga447 said...

Stunning and you must feel so proud of yourself. It was well worth the time.

Kate said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Definitely one you'll treasure for a long time.

Jeanna said...

Sherri, that is the most beautiful sampler quilt I have ever seen. I amazed that it is king size and you made it from scraps! You are right, the Fig Tree fabrics all work very well together.

Thanks for sharing all of those photos...I'm going back for another look.

Nedra said...

Beautiful job on your FW, Sherri. Seeing your post reminded me that I still need to get mine quilted!

Saskia (knitandpatch) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing all These pictures.
Saskia

Angela said...

Can you provide contact information for Andrea Marquez? Thank you

Melissa Corry said...

It is just stunning. Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Aunt Marti said...

Sherri, it's incredible! Beautiful piecing, stunning quilting. You inspire me to drag mine out and work on it again.

Heather said...

I love your setting of this quilt. And the fabrics you chose. And the quilting. Well everything really! I have passed by this pattern often but now may have to add it to the list of future projects. Thanks for helping me see it in a new light.

Linda.Nell.Cates@gmail.com said...

Sherri, I love following you. I truly think this is the most beautiful quilt I've ever seen. After seeing a sneak peak on Instagram I've been so looking forward to this post. Thanks for sharing your quilting life.

Carla said...

Stunning! One of the best Farmers Wife quilts I've seen. Makes me want to dig mine out and carry on

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh stunning! The quilting gives it a 'hanky' quilt look - very sweet.

Ramona said...

Farmers Wife is definitely on my quilt bucket list.

CathyK said...

A stunning and gorgeous quilt, Sherri!!!! So inspirational and a true heirloom.

handiworking.com said...

Just plain gorgeous ... job well done! I have the Farmer's Wife book but still haven't tackled it. After enjoying the beauty of your quilt, you may have inspired me to start playing with these blocks. Thanks for sharing!

Missy Shay said...

You're quilter did an amazing job on it! I love that basket quilt too.

Audrey Matlock said...

This is stunning! The colors are perfect and the quilting amazing. Makes me want to do a sampler starting now!!

Tina said...

What a great idea to use up Fig Tree scraps! I'm going to look at my FQ book again....I have GOT to reduce my stash!
Can you tell me what fabric you used for the background? It looks like it's "white" but could it be cream? I can't tell....?

Catherine said...

What a beauty!!! Mine is started, which means there are about a dozen blocks done, and the rest of waiting for me to get back in the mode. Love the quilting, Andrea did a fantastic job.....are all of the designs different?? From the photos it appears they are and that is fantastic!!!

Marie said...

I am thinking why not begin blocks for such a wonderful quilt. The choice of your fabrics is a part of your success. Thank you for sharing, your piecing is perfect and the quilter made a great job too. Both of you made an elegant quilt.

Lorene Holbrook said...

your blocks are just so beautiful! the quilting - WOW!!!! it really makes those blocks shine. thanks for sharing!

Connie Rhea said...

Your beautiful Farmer's wife quilt hs inspired me to finish my UFO. Thanks.

Ann in PA said...

Beautiful quilt! Wonderful quilting too. Can there ever be photo overload when it comes to quilts? I don't think so. Love every pic. Ann

Evie H said...

I love your FW quilt! I really enjoyed doing the blocks in red/black/cream. It's been more than two years and still needs to be quilted. Soon!

Tammy said...

Super beautiful

Diz - Carmichael Quilter said...

Just STUNNING!

Mikki Lawrence said...

Stunning - a thing of beauty!

Andrea said...

I wouldn't mind if you had taken a picture of every single block! Just lovely! Be sure to take a picture of the back as well as a picture of the entire finished quilt. Makes me eager to get started on mine....

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

That is a fantastic quilt. It is the kind I like. Thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

Very inspirational Sherri. I love your quilt ~ the fabrics, the layout and the quilting especially. Congratulations on finishing such a special project!

I'm almost to my twin size goal. You're making me wonder if I should make all the blocks...but I'm kind of sick of my color scheme and don't plan on ever putting it on a bed. Especially our king size bed.

Thanks for sharing.
Amber

flop said...

What a wonderful quilt !! You must be very happy with such a quilting ... I am sewing a FWQ and I fall from my chair when I see yours !!
It is wonderful , really !
I thing the long work quilts are very warm to our hearts .

Sjoukje said...

Wow! I like it very much, your choice of fabric is so different from what I've seen in other FWQ's. The quilting is stunning. Together you've made a wonderful quilt! (And I perfectly understand that you want to make another one. I always have difficulties finishing a quilt because it means a goodbye at the same time...)

Sjoukje

Christine M said...

Your quilt is beautiful Sherri.

Vivian said...

That is just lovely!

I purchased this book the other day and am trying not to read it all in one sitting, just enjoying a bit at a time.

I'm torn as to which direction I'm going to take fabric-wise...part of me is leaning towards being totally eclectic and using only my scraps, but then part of me is looking towards new/fun fabric lines.

I love all the white against the bright fun fabrics you used...I may have to do something similar!

Qltr89 said...

What a beautiful quilt! Thank you for sharing. When I get cured of my hexagon fever I will definitely have to give sampler quilts a go.

Elise Lea said...

Incredible. I can't imagine the hours gone into this quilt. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I could never aspire to make a quilt like this. Your skills are awesome. I can't wait till your next project!

Joan said...

Your quilt is incredible, the nicest one I have ever seen!! I think I finished the sixth block and put it on the shelf for the summer, mmmm time to get it out again. Thankyou for the inspiration.

Tessa said...

Stunning

Lynda said...

This is a gorgeous quilt and you are so precise in you piecing. Wow! Your quilter is a genius as well. She made every block a standout. Your blog is such an inspiration and feeds my hungry, creative soul when I can't get to my projects. Thank you.

Jeanie said...

It is phenomenal! Makes me want to continue on mine:) If you are looking for a new sampler to sew, Tula Pink has a great book out called "City Sampler" (I think that is the title. The blocks are fairly simple, but the quilt is amazing!

KMSC said...

Your finished FW quilt inspires me to work on mine. Your quilt is gorgeous!

Anita said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! What a fantastic job your quilter did, although it was a beautiful quilt to start with :)

Patricia44 said...

Sherri, I recently bought the Farmers Wife Book and now I can't wait to get started. Your quilt is truly inspirational. Your work is wonderful, quilting is beautiful, and one can't go wrong with any Fig Tree fabric. Well done - you can be truly proud of this project.

Chris said...

Sherri, this qult is absolutely gorgeous! I loved seeing all the photos. I remeber when you were posting the pictures of piecing it, it is nice to see the finished results. Thanks for sharing such beautiful finish!!! :)

gailss said...

Just beautiful!!! What a wonderful quilt and love the different blocks. I noticed you said the fabrics were from your Fig Tree scrap bin and wondering if you separate your scraps when you get done cutting or just went thru and pulled out? Thanks for sharing and love this quilt Sherri.

Thimbleanna said...

It's BEAUTIFUL Sherri! The quilts that take a long time are always the best! ;-D

Wanda said...

Just gorgeous! Thanks for the close ups, the quilting is awesome. I truly loved seeing your blocks as you made them. You have a great eye for color choices for your blocks. I'll be referring to your blocks when I start my FW quilt.

Deb said...

WOW!! Andrea's quilting is fabulous! I just love every single block!

Peg said...

Oh my gosh, now that has set a high standard for both you and the quilter ;0). It's absolutely stunning, I can imagine you putting it onto the bed with a little straighten here and there. I'm afraid I'd have to keep going back to it you should giveyourselfa ood pat on the back.

Peg xx

BJ Coleman said...

That is the most beautiful quilting I have seen in awhile! Can you share what type batting you used? It looks 3-D!!

ChristaQuilts said...

Wow this is beautiful and the quilting really makes it!

Nanette Merrill said...

I seriously can't believe this quilt. I mean SERIOUSLY. It is amazeballs. I don't use that term liberally. She's incredible. You are too, but together you knock it out of the park.

Karen Dobbs said...

Absolutely the most beautiful Farmer's Wife sampler I've seen!

SueAnn W said...

Oh gosh I just love this and I agree that fig tree fabrics are soooo addictive! If you ever tire of this quilt (ha ha ha) I'll give it a wonderful home!

Andree G. Faubert said...

This is one of the most beautiful sample quilts I've ever seen. The colours are lovely and the white sashing and borders with that quilting is just stunning.

AuntieCrafty said...

The quilting is so beautiful and intricate. It makes it look like crochet. So cool!

Rhonda said...

Wow - this quilt is beautiful! It would take me forever to make this quilt! The quilting is awesome - I love the scallop line at the edge of each square! Thanks for sharing!

Beverly Atkins said...

So sorry I left my comment on the wrong post. I left it on the jelly roll post. Needless to say the quilt is beyond words.

bevwalks at aol dot com

lauraluvsloons said...

The colors are gorgeous and the quilting is superb. Beautiful.

Marianne said...

oauh !!!
your job was beautifull but the quilting ...make it even more

bravo to your friend for the handmade quilting... what a work

veru beautiful

Marianne (belgium)

Deb said...

Spectacular quilting!! Love your colours! What a treasure.

Audrey said...

Your quilter does beautiful work, but then so do you!!

Kayla Yapuncich said...

I just picked this book up last week! After seeing this I'm inspired to start one sooner than I thought - yours is gorgeous!!

Sandy said...

I missed seeing this post. The first word that I thought of when I saw the first picture was...magnificent!! I loved all the fabrics you used and the great blocks, but this quilting highlights everything so well. Enjoy it!

Tangii said...

Thanks so much for the "photo overload" as you put it!!! Seriously, I've seen some posts lately about this book and I don't have a local store that carries it... it was nice to see a variety of the blocks on the quilt cause now I know I NEED THAT BOOK! lol Yours looks stunning!!!!

CitricSugar said...

Oh, wow - she did an amazing job of the quilting! It really showcases your beautiful work.

joanna said...

OMG... I love it, I want it, it should be mine LOL! Amazing job Sherri!!!

UKMUMINUSA said...

Oh my, how wonderful and beautiful. I just started my fwsq, I have made 7 blocks. I would love to have mine custom quilted, can you give an idea of what sort of price it cost you to have it custom quilted? I need to start saving I think!

Alexandra Medd said...

WOW! This is inspirational. I am just starting my FWSQ, I'm on week 3! My goal is to use only Sweetwater fabrics so the challenge is a little more complicated by that, but so fun! Looking forward to one day quilting mine and hopefully having it look half as good as yours!
Cheers,
sewlygoingcrazy@blospot.ca

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...