The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler QAL

Normally I’m not a fan of sampler quilts but there is something about the Farmer’s Wife blocks that just grabs me and since I heard there was a 1930s out well that was it!

FW4Anyone who is a regular reader will know I love to use (ok mostly hoard) 1930s reproduction fabric and this book is the perfect excuse to showcase some of them.

Especially since Kerry is hosting a year long quilt along with the aim of 2 blocks a week (manageable right?!). There’s guest bloggers and lots of tips/inspiration to help you on your way. All sorts will be covered including foundation piecing and english paper piecing. So how can anyone refuse?

FW Blogger List

The above links to Kerry’s intro post detailing guest bloggers and details and yes that is me there! How exciting I feel very privileged to be able to contribute a block or two over the next 12 months.

Don’t worry if you think you are missing out there is still time to grab the book and join in- officially the block posts starts on Monday 14th September with block 1 and 2. Some introductory posts are up though on fabric choices etc.

FW1I might have started already…………. since my new sewing room layout it is much easier and fun to match fabrics. (Jessie over at Sew and Quilt has the perfect 30s solids and repro themed bundles) I think Maize might be my new favourite solid (the one used in the right hand block above).

FW2I’m going to try and do the blocks in order… but some like the ones I’m blogging about I’m anxious to play with 🙂

So… are you all fired up to join in? If you are on Instagram waves I’m here 🙂 don’t forget to check out the hashtag #fw1930sqal to see some of the action.