living the farm life: farmer’s wife quilt-a-long

It’s a little (a lot) embarrassing to admit, but sometimes I jump on bandwagons more because it’s the popular place to be and less because I like where the wagon is going. I’m really hoping I’m not the only one.

The Farmer’s Wife Quilt-A-Long. Yep, I got sucked in, and only 5 weeks behind. Luckily, this particular bandwagon is going EXACTLY where I want to go. Plus, I’m in great company. Camille, Sheri, and many more are all doing it too! Makes being a crowd follower a little easier to stomach, if you know what I mean.

I’ve always loved the idea of a sampler quilt, and when I saw this one, well, let’s just say I’m willing to cut into my stash of Hope Valley. That’s saying a lot. For the record, I think if I could only use one fabric line for the rest of my life, Hope Valley would be it. Plus, If I had my way, I’d be living in a farm house in the middle of nowhere. This book is an awesome resource for making my case to the powers that be.

Okay, ignore the wonky basket handle. I was trying a new stitch. Not my best idea ever.

So, here are the first 4 blocks I’ve finished. I have 4 more cut out and burning a hole in my…ironing board? Whatever. I just want to make them, and quick. I’m hoping to do 4 a week instead of 2 until I catch up.

They may or may not be just a little bit (a lot) addicting, and a little bit (a lot) more fun than other things on my to do list(s).

Are you on the bandwagon?

 


Comments

  1. 1
    robin says:

    Curses! I was going along just fine without knowing that this quilt-a-long even existed and now… And I already have the book, so maybe, just maybe….

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    Jill says:

    Whew! I don’t have the book, and by the time I order it and it’s delivered (trust me, our local bookshop doesn’t have it) I’d be another week (or two) behind. I have about 3 in progress quilt tops… but need something fabulous for the summer on my own bed… and that new curio line from moda is talking to me… arg!!!

  3. 3
    Kathy says:

    It is turning out gorgeous, April! I love it!

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