Sunday, February 12, 2012

Farmer's Wife Sow-a-long

Randy is hosting a Sow-a-long of the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. As you know I received the book for a Christmas Gift and I've been sewing some of the blocks for a Christmas Sampler quilt I am making. For those blocks I converted them to 8" blocks. But I thought it would be fun to do a Sow-a-long and see what others are making. Went to my scrap drawer and pondered what I would use for this Sow-a-long and came up with this:

These scraps have been around a LOOOONG time - some were mine, some were from my MIL and others from who knows where - but I thought it would be fun to make blocks with just solids - I've never done that and kinda wanted to use up these scraps.

So here's our first three blocks. As you can see, for some I have made a Christmas Sampler block, and I thought it would be fun to show both.

I'm looking forward to this week's blocks. So glad that Randy's mom is doing better.

Blessings to Ya'll !!


Janet O. said...

Very fun idea to use solids. Looks great! I haven't seen it that way before. The Christmas blocks are a good idea, too. Hmm, maybe I need to do that. : )

Frances Leate said...

Great looking blocks Doniene and this project is lots of fun. I just love digging into my stash and unearthing long forgotten fabric scraps. Take care.

Sue said...

Your solid quilt is going to be beautiful not only in looks but filled with memories ofl oved ones. and I bet as you are working on it that you will continue to remember where the other scraps came from. A beautiful memory quilt it will be.
Thanks for sharing. you inspire me more than you .

Mandie McIlroy said...

Mom, I think that you put that yellow, blue and red one together wrong... well, just different then I know it to look like. Sorry, to bring this up on here!! I'm loving the solid colors. It's very amish