Friday, October 30, 2015

The Aunt, Becky, And Bonnie, Farmer's Wife Blocks

I was finally able to sew a little and I loved every minute of it.
I managed to finish three blocks for the Farmer's Wife sew along.
I'm way, way behind, but it doesn't matter...Aunt, Becky, and Bonnie are finished! Yay!
All three blocks were paper pieced.

The Farmer's Wife book includes stories to go along with each block...they are so entertaining!
The stories are letters that were sent to the magazine, Farmer's Wife, and were
published from 1930-1939 in a column titled "Letters From Our Farm Women."

#8 - Aunt
"Do today's duties, and tomorrow will take care of itself."
~ Aunt Maria, Indiana, January 1933

#12 - Becky
"The precious years pass so swiftly. Before we realize it they are only memories." 
~ Emancipated, Nebraska, March 1934 

#16 - Bonnie
"Water your soul with loving kindness and reap the reward of content and peace."
 ~ Lovingkindness, South Dakota, June 1934

The patterns are from this book...The Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

The fabrics are by Moda, Kindred Spirits.
The ring leader for this quilt along is Angie at Gnome Angel.

Only 96 blocks to go!
The big question is...can I do this. Yikes!

P.S. Happy Halloween!


  1. you have three more done than me at this point! I'm collecting patterns, following along and have the book though still haven't read the letters. I loved that part from the first book. your blocks are lovely!

  2. Of course you can! Love the blocks. Glad you are feeling up to a little sewing! Every day is a new day and it will get better and better! Have a funderful, wonderful quilty weekend! XO

  3. Wonderful blocks! Have a great Halloween!

  4. I love your fabric choices....this will be a beautiful quilt! I love reading these books and the little stories with the blocks. Enjoy the process, no matter how many blocks you make. ;)

  5. .... yes, one at a time. haha
    I love the blocks you made. The fabrics are really pretty.
    I want to make this too.
    I want to make everything.
    I have this book on my wish list.
    Super cute Carol.
    We are stocked to the ceiling with candy and treats and my yearly word find.
    I am afraid we are going to run out.
    we always get hundreds of kids, and the weather is going to be perfect.
    I just need to set up my last bits
    Oh and then those darn clocks
    Love always

  6. Lovely fabrics...such a soft calming look.

  7. YES, you can and you will :) Won't be long to be caught up if you are doing 3 at a time! Wow! They look great.

  8. Wow, I love the three you have done already! I love the colors together. This quilt will be a treasure!

  9. "Kindred Spirits", how perfect for this quilt. The blocks are gorgeous. Glad you were able to sew a little bit.


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