Friday, March 21, 2014

Farmer's Wife Friday 11

Wow has it been a chaotic week. I had a great goal of doing four blocks this week. I've been getting restless as I see my total inching closer and closer to 27.75 (okay let's be honest, it will be 28 blocks because as talented as I am I can't make 3/4 of a quilt block.) I tried doing four blocks this week, but my math was off. Like a good quilter rather than trying to fix it I moved on to the next project that wasn't in time out yet. I have a big pile of scraps to show for my work.

I managed to finish one block. It was super easy otherwise I think I'd just have a pile of scraps.

#69 Practical Orchard

Last weekend I got to go to a quilting retreat center in South Dakota. I'll share more about the retreat on Monday, but one of the great things about the retreat center were the massive design walls all over the place. I brought my Farmer's Wife blocks along with me in hopes of productivity (haha) and put them up on the wall. It's so exciting seeing all of the blocks laid out together. Looking at my blocks like this I can almost believe that one day they will actually be a quilt.



  1. Wow! Making this quilt in black, white and gray is so striking! It is going to be a beauty.

  2. They are looking good. I like your grey, white, black theme.

  3. I, too, love the high contrast theme, and seeing your squares together makes me want to do one of the big piecing projects, such as Nearly Insane or Dear Jane, too!

  4. Great quilt here, I have never seen the farmer's wife done in black and whites, it is very nice.

  5. They do look inspiring when they are all together. Your blocks look so good!

  6. It's looking quite stunning in shades of black and white.