Angie at Gnome Angel is hosting this crazy sew-along for the book “Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt”, all the details are at this link. The book shares ninety-nine letters from The Farmer’s Wife magazine published during the 1930s, and a traditional quilt block inspired by each one. I LOVE the 30’s repro prints and was surprised how many I had in my stash when i decided to join in, I’m mixing in some smaller scale Japanese prints as well and am using shot and woven cottons for the solid prints.
I’m handpiecing all of the blocks using Aurifil #50 in 2600 colourway. Finished blocks will be 6″ once sewn into the quilt.
Following someone’s suggestion, maybe Angie’s, I had my book plastic spiral bound at Officeworks, cost about $6, makes using the book so much easier and I’m storing my finished blocks in a box. I have my fabrics sorted by colourway in separate zip lock bags and stored in a plastic tub, as I use a print I keep it separate from the group so I don’t use it again. I will repeat the solid prints throughout the quilt.