Friday, July 18, 2014

Farmer's Wife Friday 23

My glorious moment of being completely caught up and half way finished with this quilt was so short lived. Once again I find myself behind. I've decided not to be too hard on myself for this though. I've proven time and again that I can catch up and the important thing is to not quit. When I started this project I looked at lots of Farmer's Wife quilts. I was a little puzzled why people would make 50 or 80 blocks and then decide to stop. Having hit the 50 block point I completely understand why people stop there. It's enough for a very nice lap quilt and frees the quilter up to move on to newer things. (My list of future projects is growing steadily larger.) That said, I'm not calling it quits yet. With every block I finish the image in my head of what this quilt will look like becomes clearer. I already love this quilt and want to see it achieve all of the glory I envision for it.

#11 Broken Dishes

#19 Checkerboard

I've also got all of the HSTs and flying geese units sewn for my corn and beans block. The second attempt is giving me just as much trouble as the first one, but I'm seeing some hope that the finished block will be better.



  1. You are doing really well, its coming along beautifully.

  2. I totally understand where you're at, I hate the middle of a project because I not close enough to see the end, but past the joy of starting. I love the black and white blocks they look super cool.