Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Farmers Wife 16 Blocks


My Farmer's Wife Quilt is moving right along. I have 16 blocks finished now and I've barely made a dent in my stash of hot pink fabrics.

I've spent a lot of time this week cleaning out my quilting corner in the garage.  It's been quite a trip down memory lane.  I used to make extra blocks for every quilt I made.  I could make a whole quilt just from the piles of orphan blocks I found.  I wonder when I got out of that habit?  It's a little sad to see how bright some of those fabrics really are, when the quilts that have been used and loved are getting so faded over time.  That's how it's meant to be I suppose.

Everyone in the house is taking turns getting sick.  Is there anything more annoying than a summer cold?  So far I've been lucky.  We'll see how long that lasts.

4 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Melissa said...

Some of the squares remind me of my maternal grandma - I don't know if it is the colors or the fabrics (she was a quilter).

daiseyjayne said...

The blocks look great. I still have fabric from when my three sons were babies, 20 years ago! I can't part with it...

LynCC said...

Good luck fending off the bug! You could have some serious fun with a pile of extra blocks from the past.

Katie B. said...

I think an orphan block quilt would be fantastic! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

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