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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

Marti Michell Mini Quiltmania Competition

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    Marti Michell Mini Quiltmania competition has begun! Anyone can enter as long as you use Marti Michell templetes! You can do it! You've got two weeks to enter so there's no excuse not to get cracking on one of these amazing mini quilts. There's 13 quilts to choose from with varying degrees of skill required for each. The thing they all have in common is that they use Marti Michell Templates to make. Simple. Want to know what you can win? Well keep reading!         Here's the complete list of all 13 quilts and where you can find their tutorials. Just pick one (or two or three or thirteen) and have a crack. ​ A Tree Quilt Mini Quilt by Rachel at Wooden Spoon Quilts: Click here for tutorial ​ There's a Bear in There Mini Quilt by Cat at Cat + Vee: Click here for tutorial ​ Rainbow Triangles by Tonya at The Crafty Mummy: Click here for tutorial ​ Coral Mini Quilt by Kristy at Bonjour Quilts: Click here for tutorial ​ Beach Boxes Mini Quilt by Peta at She Quilts

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 - GnomeAngel The 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 Quilt 18" high x 18.5" wide Fabrics - 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 Crick

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

Marti Michell Quilt Mania Blog Hop

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Lucy's Mini Quilt for the blog hop can be seen at Charm About You: I left my heart in Colorado ❤️ Marti Michell Mini Quilt   ✦ Make your own Marti Michell Mini Quilt and win! Create your fabulous mini quilt using any of the bloggers patterns and Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template Sets A, B, N, D and S. On Friday 18 November all the bloggers will post a linky on our blogs. You can submit your photo via this linky. Alternatively you can submit your photo to the specific album in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group or you can post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MartiMichellMiniQuiltmania and tag ( @gnomeangel ) and Marti Michell ( @MartiMichell ) in the photo. Entries will be open from Friday 18 November 2016 @ 7am AEST (Sydney Time) and close Friday 25 November 2016 @ Midnight AEST. It’s open internationally and winners will be announced on Wednesday 30 November at 7:30am AEST. Click here to read the full Gnome Angel post, to get more details and ask

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 i

FW 1930s Grandma

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  Block 39 Grandma Hello 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