Friday, September 7, 2012

Farmer's Wife Friday--It's A Top!

A few weeks ago, my finished blocks they were just a heap of pieces patiently waiting to become a quilt...
As I worked, the only place large enough to lay them all out was the middle of the living room floor. Ginger was very interested in checking to make sure that they would make a comfy quilt, but, fortunately for me, she resisted the urge!
 Trying to find a cute binding hidden in my stash...
...I found a yard of black/white stripe purchased on clearance from the Me&My Sister Designs booth at Quilt Market in May. Maybe it will work. What do you think?
 For backing, I did something new, and purchased 3 yards of 118"wide white cotton sateen. There are so many seams on the front of the quilt that I didn't want to add more by using a pieced back (my usual go-to backing). I know that I am going to really enjoy how the machine quilting will show up on the solid fabric back. The Happy Farmer's Wife is now safely in the hands of the machine quilter, Lynne: Pieces in Plaid Quilting.
 I'll do one more final Farmer's Wife post once the quilt is completed and then you can give a sigh of relief. I know that I will! Thank you for all of your kind words over the last year as I've plugged along with this project. It's helped a lot to keep me motivated in completing all 111 blocks and not adding just another UFO to my sewing closet!

21 comments:

  1. Your Farmer's Wife has inspired me to get the book. Haven't got any further yet but I have definite plans and a stack of fabric picked out! In these days of 'here's a quilt you can make in a day' (which I really enjoy!) it's so nice to have a 'slow' project. Like a stew in a slow cooker your FM quilt's flavours have developed beautifully, you have a real heirloom there. Thanks so much for the journey! I just think your quilt is so gorgeous. I'll definitely use your setting when I make mine too!

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  2. What an accomplishment Carla, I will really look forward to seeing it after it is quilted. I for one have really enjoyed your journey. Congratulations on finishing it.

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  3. This is stupendous!!! I can't believe I fell apart at the end and haven't been able to keep up with you! Just a couple more UFOs and then I'm concentrating on this one.

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  4. Wonderful, Carla!! You and your quilt are so great! LOVE it!

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  5. It's beautiful! Can't wait to see it quilted.

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  6. You always get them done! This one's a BEAUTY! I Loved watching your progress on this one!

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  7. It's going to be beautiful! You have the right to be SO proud of this! And the black and white stripe is perfect- the name of the fabric sums it up! Looking forward to the 'last post'!!!!

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  8. It looks fabulous! I love the fabrics you picked.

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  9. Yay for you! I love seeing these quilts make it to the finish line. I started mine in January and just passed the half way point on it. Yay for Farmer's Wife Samplers!

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  10. Oh boy I can't wait to see this one all done. Very good call on the wide backing!

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  11. I really love how you arranged the pieced squares on your top,alternating on-point with a straight set square...makes it come alive. You do wonderful work, thanks for sharing it with us!

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  12. Your pictures inspire me to do this soon. I have the book but have yet to give it a try!! Lovely!

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  13. It's just gorgeous! I love the binding you picked out too! I'm working on mine today...hopefully in a few days I'll have a quilt top too!

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  14. Weeeeee! It is SOOOO beautiful! And your binding choice is crisp and perfect, just like the blocks!

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  15. wow! It is gorgeous! What a huge project! I can't wait to see it quilted...this will be such a special quilt. Love the binding :)

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  16. Stunning! I think that binding will look fab and I cannot wait to see this all quilted up :)

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  17. Wow, wow, wow. Your quilt is going to be amazing. I love that binding! It's perfect! I need a stripe like that for my Halloween quilt. Thanks for sharing. The solid back will be just perfect!

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  18. This is so beautiful Carla. What a feat and I love the way you set the blocks. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  19. Hello, I was admiring this quilt and was hoping to see the final product. I have searched around a lot on your blog without success finding it. Can you show me where it's posted please? I would LOVE to see it!
    jdengler@sbcglobal.net
    Thank you, happy Sunday!

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