Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Labor of Love

Farmer's Wife Quilt today! When Camille Roskelley made hers a couple years ago, I fell in love with it, and I'm totally and completely hooked. I've been working on the quilt little by little for almost two years, and sometimes I like to just pull out all of the squares, spread them around me, and dream about the finished quilt.

Camille gave the advice of tackling six squares at a time for efficiency, so that's what I did today. I settled in and listened to the end of a sappy novel by Nora Roberts and stitched through the rainy day. Avery and Owen fell in love with each other, and I fell in love again with this quilt process. Slow methodical progress. Do you know what I mean? Is anyone else out there working on a Farmer's Wife Quilt? It really is a labor of love.

Today's Blocks:
Birds in Air
Butterfly at the Crossroads
Contrary Wife
Flock
Hovering Hawks
Swallow


7. Birds in the Air

21. Contrary Wife

34. Flock

14. Butterfly at the Crossroads

52. Hovering Hawks

93. Swallow


And I am so thankful that I get to share this little work-in-progress (WIP) with the talented sewers over at Freshly Pieced because it's WIP Wednesday!

16 comments:

  1. Love your blocks!! Farmer's Wife is coming up really soon on my "to-do" list. You did a great job!

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    1. Thank you! It's definitely a fun project to have on the to-do list :)

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  2. I love your fabric choices, and butterfly at the crossroads really speaks to me out of this bunch. Your photography is so artful!

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    1. Thank you! I do like that one quite a bit as well.

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  3. I love how fresh and springy the colors are for your Farmer's blocks.

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    1. Thank you! It makes it especially fun to pull out on rainy days or in the middle of bitterly cold midwest winters :)

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  4. More progress! Yay. I love your blocks!!

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    1. Thanks! I'll get there some day! :)

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  5. I'm hoping to start mine this year!

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    1. Good luck to you! It is such fun :)

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  6. I do love fwb's and your colors are so lovely and soothing! Oh and I'm glad that Avery and what's his name did fall in love-- hah, hah-- I do enjoy listening to books on tape while I sew too.

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    1. I've found that I'm faster when I sew to a book on tape rather than watch a movie. No surprise I guess, but it took me awhile to realize. Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. It is not my cuppa but I enjoyed your pictures. Thanks for including the note which button to hit on your sidebar :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by anyways! I love your style. I just end up tending a bit towards traditional with the projects I sew.

      Someone couldn't find the button last week haha, so I thought "helpful is friendly," right? :)

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  8. These blocks are gorgeous!! I have the FWQ on my list, have the book and just haven't started because I can't decide which way to go with fabric selection...it is such an awesome quilt that I want it to be epic ;-) Your color palatte is beautiful and I have a feeling it will be one of my favorites when it is finished.
    Amanda

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    1. Fabric selection is such a kicker with this one, especially because you'll be working with it so long haha. Thank you. I look forward to seeing yours started, Amanda :)

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