Happy Tuesday! I’m excited to be able to share a little more information about something I hinted at a couple weeks ago…the Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sew Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Gnome Angel. This is going to be so much fun–there will be a couple of blocks a week with block tutorials and conversion charts from Marti Michell if you are interested in using templates for your blocks. There will be a big group of bloggers taking turns posting their progress each week, so there will be lots of quilty inspiration for this project.
I made the original Farmer’s Wife quilt from the author’s first book, The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired , a couple of years ago, and it is a favorite quilt of mine. I’m excited to be making this new quilt for a number of different reasons…
First, there really is something satisfying about working on a long-term project–taking it slow, and savoring the quilt making process over a long period of time. I do a lot of sewing that has to be done with deadlines, and working on a project like this is just so much fun and a real treat for me.
This new sew along begins next week, so you have some time to start thinking about what fabrics you’re going to use. I’ll be sharing a post tomorrow that will talk about fabric selection for this project (and for other long-term projects); I’ll also share what I’m going to use for my quilt. In the meantime, you can get all of the information about the sew along from Angie’s post here…and if you don’t have the book yet you can find it here: The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters from Farm Women of the Great Depression and 99 Quilt Blocks That Honor Them
I look forward to sewing along with everyone…Thanks so much for stopping by!