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Farmers Wife 1930s Block 82 Pharlemia

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Welcome followers of the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along, I am Lisa, the Official Blogger for this weeks block #82 Pharlemia! I am so glad that I joined this group with Fat Quarter Shop , GnomeAngel, Marti Michell, and the other FQS Bloggers back in 2015. I have met so many talented people and been inspired so many times by the participants in the facebook group.The beauty of the group is you can start anytime and go through the tutorials and posting! If you are not in the group, you can join - all you need is the book to get started. There is a link under the book on this post to get it for $13.99! Today's block and letter are on page 38! The letter titled "Just the Beginning and Still Glad", tells of a young couple who lived out the depression on a farm. Even though her husband could not find work in his trained profession. He worked with the local farmers earning just enough to get by. They lived off what they grew and raised on their farm and…

Marti Michell Mini Quiltmania

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Marti Michell very generously sent all the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along Bloggers all the sets we would need to make the quilt and so I started using them. I love that you can use the sets separately or combine them to create all kinds of beautiful patterns. It was a so generous of Marti and her company and I am very grateful.Marti Michell Mini Quilt Blog Hop - GnomeAngelThe idea for the mini quiltmania was dreamed up by Angie of Gnome Angel to help the people in the Facebook group (26) Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along learn new ways to use the templates. I am excited and honored to be included as one of the bloggers! Next Friday, 11/4/2016, Marti Michell will be posting an amazing mini! Fall Pumpkin Mini Quilt18" high x 18.5" wideFabrics - FQ - Magic Meows, Alexander Henry; FQ - Orange black dot, Robert Kaufman; FQ - Orange Camo, Nomad, Urbin Chiks, Moda; FQ - Orange Circles, S'more Love, Cosmo Cricket, Moda; …

Farmers Wife 1930s Ruby Block 89

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Welcome followers of the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along, I am Lisa the Official Blogger for this weeks block #89 Ruby! I am so glad that I joined this group that has grown to over 7000 people in less than a year with Fat Quarter Shop , GnomeAngel, Marti Michell, and the other FQS Bloggers. I have met so many wonderful people and been inspired so many times by the participants in the facebook group.The beauty of the group is you can start anytime and go through the tutorials and posting! If you are not in the group, you can join all you need is the book to get started. There is a link under the book on this post to get it for $13.99! Todays block and letter are on page 91! The letter title "We Took A Work Cure", tells of an older couple who left the farm and moved to town. They realize that the grass is not always greener on the other side. Returning to farm living. Life is harder in the country but it is rewarding work. Ruby block #89 is the p…

Nellie Block 77 Farmers Wife 1930s

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Hello all Farmer's Wife 1930s lovers I thought I'd share my block for last week #77 Nellie. You can find information about the blocks released last week over at Angie's Nellie is Block 77 of Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - GnomeAngelI used the foundation paper piecing technique to complete this block. Looking at the book I saw the block one way and when I started putting it together realized I was really happy I used a non-directional fabric in the sections I did not "fussy cut". I had to turn a few pieces upside down so it didn't come out different than the book. Yes, I said I turned them upside down. The "Nellie" block just begged to have a little fussy cutting. It will added to the final quilt my love of the beach. The Official blogger for #77 Nellie is Sedef and you can find her tutorial
Down Grapevine Lane: Block 77 Nellie Tutorial - Farmer's Wife QAL Thank you for stopping by a viewing my block! If you like what you see p…

Farmer's Wife 1930s Em 30

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Hello and welcome to "In The Boon Docks", my home in blogland, as an Official Blogger for the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Sew Along! This weeks block is #30 Em. Angie's tutorial of Gnome Angel Em is Block 30 of Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt - GnomeAngel. Without Angie there would be no sew along, she is an expert organizer besides her other career success'! I have to admit I love this block and hate it. I picked out a few seams putting it together. I used the Foundation Paper Pieced (FPP) method to piece the block with its many little tiny squares and half square triangles. Lining up everything at the end proved to be a bit difficult for me but I won the battle in the end and I am quite pleased with my block.A few tips that may help you with this block. First, recently I found using a 11 needle in the machine helpful when sewing FPP blocks with a stitch length of 1.6. Next, it makes it much easier to sew the FPP pieces together if the fabric is…

First Invisible Zipper

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Are your couch pillows looking a little old and flat, mine sure where until I started covering them. With a boy at home ours seem to end up on the floor more than on the couch, since he and his friends like to lay on them and play games. I tried envelope closures but they seem to gape open. So, I thought I'd try an invisible zipper. Prepare the fronts of both pillows! I quilted both tops to add a little structure since my pillows were kind of flat! This one looks pretty good! Matching the fabric back together can be a little hard since you are cutting it in half. Making a 1" fold over on one side. That hides the zipper. Doing a a 1/4 roll over hem on the other side. Sewing in the zipper. Oops! I bet a small print fabric would have worked better on this one! Make sure you get a long enough invisible zipper. I used a 16" - 18" one. (fat quarter cut in half)! Sewing the first side worked like a charm but how not to sew the flap when I sewed the other. Pin it! Now…

FW 1930s Grandma

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Block 39 GrandmaHello Everyone! Well here we are at my day for posting in the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew-along, The day after Thanksgiving for those of you living in the USA. I have seen so many beautiful blocks in all kinds of fabric combinations that you can view in the Facebook Group. This is the first of four post I will be doing over the next year. I am a Blogger of the week. Exciting and scary at the same time. I am very grateful to the Fat Quarter Shop, and Gnomeangel for giving me the opportunity to participate as an official blogger. The letter for this block from a woman of later age really hit home for me. She reminded me of my grandma. Grandma came to live with use when I was 2. She had married young, raised 5 children, on a farm not 5 miles from her parents farm, her birthplace. When the last child graduated from high school and married she came to live with us to help care for me while my parents worked. She was a strong woman who had never left…