Three Days and Ten Inches of Snow

That’s what it took to get my Farmer’s Wife blocks sewn together – three days with 10″ of snow to keep me inside. Being snowbound is one of the selfish little pleasures of winter in Kansas. When, earlier this week, we got pounded by our most recent winter event, I was happy to have a big project to work on. (Read more about this project by clicking here.)

Farmer's Wife in Indigo

Farmer’s Wife in Indigo

I’ll be adding borders to this project later.

Are you wondering why it took three days to sew it together?

I had to work around this:

Finn always feels compelled to give his immediate and unsolicited stamp of approval to the newest quilt in the house. Or maybe he found the warmest corner for a nap!


Design Wall Monday – Winter Blues

It’s Monday morning – time for Design Wall Monday. So let’s take a peek at my design wall – it’s something exciting! 111 six inch blocks, stitched in reproduction indigo blues and shirting prints. And it’s ready to sew together! It’s just the kind of winter blues that I like! And it’s a good thing it’s only 18 degrees in Kansas today because it would be bad news if someone came in and turned on the ceiling fan!

001 It’s taken a year to make these 6″ pieced blocks from the book, The Farmer’s Wife.It’s the store sample for a Block of the Month program at Quilting Bit’s and Pieces in Eudora, KS. Throughout the project I have used Marti Michell’s perfect patchwork templates along with the conversion charts  she created to go with the book. (If you are interested in the charts, go to Marti’s website and write to her through the contact page.) I’m a long time fan of Marti’s templates and especially loved using Set S for making the 5 patch blocks in this project.

The block of the month is ongoing and will continue until Jan 2015. The last time I checked there were still a few openings in this indigo version and several in the brights and white version. Check it out at the shop’s website by clicking here.

Judy Laquidara of The Patchwork Times, hosts Design Wall Monday so click here to see what others have on their design walls!

I’m hunkering down as we are expecting another big snowstorm tonight. Lack of milk or eggs isn’t a problem but I can’t be caught snowed in without the right color of thread!