February 26, 2014

Farmer's Wife Sampler

Today I worked on my farmer's wife quilt sampler again.  I love reading the stories in the front of the book about life on the farm in 1922, such a different perspective on the world.  More like, get drawn into the all the letters and intrigued about farm life.  


I have a great appreciation of the farm and farmers.  My parents house is close, but, not quite a farm.  My father does have a rather large barn, a couple tractors, some few hundred Christmas trees, and a garden.  Seeing how much time and labor goes into running their small slice of land, I can only image the labor and toils of a real working farm.


**Just wait until you see what I did with this block on Friday.  I just love this one!

Here is a photo of his old International Harvester taken a couple summers ago.


This old tractor has been a staple in our family for a long time.  I have many good memories being carted around on this old thing as a child.  When my father uses the tractor he calls it work, to Mom and I it looks like playtime.  (Insert rhoom rhoom sounds).  He has just got to a point where he rolls his eyes at us every time we tell him about his play.




That's all I have to show for blocks today.  Completing the blocks in sets of 5 has been quite manageable.  Although doing more at a time would make this process faster.  Sending out some good luck to all those out there also working on their farmer's wife quilts :)  

Thanks to Freshly Pieced for allowing me to link up with her blog!  Head over and check out what others are doing on this WIP Wednesday.

Sew long for now, 

CHELS


10 comments:

  1. Your blocks look so good! I made a bunch of these as part of the quilt along a while back but then I stalled. Seeing them popping up again has me thinking I need to either finish with the ones I have made or get going on making a few more blocks. Good luck with yours!

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  2. Lovely blocks! And I like what you've done with the chalkboard, great idea!

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  3. The blocks are fabulous, but that photography! Brilliant!

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  4. The blocks are beautiful. I came across your blog from Freshly Pieced's WIP and had to check out a giraffe blog as I am also somewhat giraffe obsessed. How funny to find you are also a former architecture student and live in NH as those also apply to me!

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  5. Your blocks are gorgeous! And I love what you've done with the pictures. Very nice.

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  6. Just popping in from Lets Bee Social, your blocks are fabulous, love your fabrics and great photos.

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  7. Hello Chelsea! Sew nice to meet you! Your blocks are stunning - the piecing and your colour palette are perfect! And the photography is beautiful. Well done, girl! Love the addition of the cute chalk board to let us know the names of the blocks. I see you are also a teacher, so how appropriate! Looking forward to following along on you Farmer's Wife progress!

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  8. good morning Your blog is beautiful, love the quilt you are working on-I am visiting from lets bee social

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  9. Gorgeous fabrics, and love the chalkboard for labelling your blocks.

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  10. I love your colors choices in your blocks

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