So, remember this post when I said that I had started the farmer’s wife quilt….
Well, I started it and finished it; my version anyways. I got through 25 of the over 100 blocks and got too excited with what was coming out of the blocks, that I couldn’t help myself to start sewing blocks, sashing and rows together. So, I only farmed a small quilt rather than the full quilt, but I think you will like the result. It is not complete yet, but soon (after that darn hospital opens this Sunday I should have some more time!) .
So, I spent about two days on this quilt all together so far. The first day was assembling blocks. The second day was assembling blocks, sashing and rows. Since this quilt was on the diagonal, I had to spend a little bit more time on the layout.
Here is a pic of the sashing ready to sew onto the quilt row. If you look close, you can see all of the pins that I used…I think it is important to line everything up.
Just for a few laughs…this is what my sewing room really looks like when I sew. I know I had a post a few weeks ago about my sewing room and it looks so pristine…see here, but that is not the normal state when I am creating.
All that mess means something good is happening . One of the key things as you assemble your quilt top is to press well so that everything is aligned and nice and flat. I press after every row and sashing is attached and as every piece is sewn on during the block assembly.
If you press well, here’s what the back of your quilt should look like…just as pretty as the front.
And, here is what the blocks should look like….
I assembled all the blocks, the sashing and the corner setting triangles which are necessary when you quilt blocks on an angle. Here is the what the quilt top looks like now….I still have to decide on how many borders and what the borders will be.
I am thinking a small white border and then a solid color border or a pieced border with scraps. What do you think? I have already bought amazing soft minky for the back of the quilt.
I haven’t had the opportunity to sew and create much over the past few weeks and even months because of work. But, come Sunday, this little hospital will be on it’s own and I will be moving on to the next adventure. Certainly glad to be moving on and looking forward to a bit of a rest. It was a great experience that will always bring me great pride.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend. xoxo