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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…

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…

Week 3 - Farmers Wife 1930 Sampler Quilt

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Week 3Hello Everyone! I am really enjoying the linkups each week! So many beautiful blocks in all kinds of fabric combinations that you can view if you join the Facebook Group or follow the link to the Link Up Party. There will be (4) weeks over the next year when I will be a Blogger of the Week.Week Three - Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along Link Up Party - GnomeAngel. This week tutorials and From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Belle Block, 1930s Farmer's Wife Sew-along, From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Coral Block, Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Alongconversion charts were released for blocks 13 and 24! I have linked to each Blogger's Farmer's Wife post so if you need the tutorials later they will be here.The Bloggers for Week 3:Melissa of The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along - #13 Belle - Paper Piecing Y Seams! - This tutorial is excellant!Erin of Why Not Sew?: Block No.24 Coral - Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew AlongAngie of Belle is B…

Week One - Farmer's Wife 1930s Sew Along

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Hello Everyone! This week was a busy one full of excitement and fun for all of us participating in the sew along. So many beautiful blocks in all kinds of fabric combinations you can view if you join the Facebook Group. Print combinations I never would have thought could go together look great. A benefit of a sew along with over 3,000 people! On Saturday, of each week I am going to try my best and do a post for the link up party to show you my blocks for the last week. There will be (4) weeks over the next year when I will be a Blogger of the Week.Week One Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt Sew-along Link Up Party - GnomeAngel is on Saturday in the USA just for those of you waiting until Sunday, which will be Monday in Australia. This week tutorials and From Marti Michell Quilting Blog: Ready, Set, Sew! Becky and Bonnie conversion charts were released for Block 12 - Becky, Block 16 - Bonnie, and Block 8 - Aunt.The Bloggers for Week 1:Lucy of Charm About You: qu…

The Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along

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Welcome my friends! Announcement Starting September 28, Angie of GnomeAngel, Fat Quarter Shop, andFrom Marti Michell Quilting Blogwill be hosting the Farmer's Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt Sew-along! The sew-along will run for a year, and during that time, Angie and 30 guest bloggers will share different ways of making the blocks from Laurie Aaron Hird's new book, The Farmers Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt. I am very excited and honored to announce I will be one of those Blogger's for the sew along. Woot Hoot! I loved the first book and look forward to making the 1930s quilt! It even has a hashtag #FQS1930FarmersWifeThe sew along blogger's will be using different methods to complete each block. It is perfect for new as well as experienced sewist alike. Angie will be assigning blocks from the easiest to the more difficult, meaning we will be all over the book. Start out simple and learn the basic techniques before we advance to the more difficult blocks!This is the third book…

Giveaway Alert for Farmers Wife Fans

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Book Giveaway! |. Hello all - Janice of Better Off Thread is giving away the book for the sew along starting on Sept 28, 2015! Go enter and join us! Hope one of you win! Hugs LisaCreate and be unique - Lisa