I know so many people out there have already mastered, conquered, and overcome the challenges of the Farmer's Wife Quilt Sampler. I on the other hand have not, and am honestly, kinda scared. Hopefully, there are a few others out there who haven't started yet and would like to. This is also one of my ten goals for 2014. I am looking forward to getting one more thing accomplished.
First off the book uses templates! Great for those who hand stitch, not great for those who like to get thing done fast and efficiently. The last two weeks have been spent going through my book marking up the pages to find the quickest and easiest way possible to make each block. Yeah, lots and lost of math. Good thing I am a math teacher and some geeky side of me thinks it's fun.
After going through each page, it was time to pull fabric. This stack all got pulled from my stash. You can see the colors are bright and fun, almost tutti-frutti. I focused on pulling, reds, pinks, oranges, lime greens, mustard yellows, aquas, and a few grays. Later I may need to pull some darker or richer colors to make certain blocks pop.
Isn't that chalkboard adorable?! I ordered it off the World Market website, how could I not!!
Teacher Tip: Soak the chalk in water, it writes better and stays on longer.
Now it's time to get started cutting into that pretty sack of fabrics and making some blocks. Next thing to decided, which one first? The choices ...