September 20, 2015

1930's Sunday Stash


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Is anyone else as excited about the 1930's Farmer's Wife Sew Along hosted by Gnome Angel, Marti Michell, and Fat Quarter Shop? Let's say I squealed with glee when this was posted a while back. I quickly pulled all the 1930's print I had on hand. Then purchased a few more (shhh!). All the orange, yellow, and green prints got removed as I refined my final sections.



Here is the final line up, I did keep the aqua/teal colors but removed anything that was green.  I also included some brown and neutral prints to tone down the rest of the colors. Then I found a layer cake of Storytime Prints, circa 1930, so I added them to the stash.  This layer cake included some of those cute character prints that I love so much.  It was such a great free find! 



Then I pulled this chalkboard out and painted it a mint color. I had a wooden chalkboard for my 1920's Farmer's Wife Quilt, it got passed along as the "Traveling Chalkboard" so a new mint colored chalkboard is necessary for the 1930's round. 



My copy of Farmer's Wife 1930's Sampler Quilt by Laurie Aaron Hird has arrived in the mail, and I have patently waited to start my blocks. Lets just say I am ready to take on this challenge! 

Anyone else joining in the fun?

-Patch & Chels

11 comments:

  1. Looks like a great quilt along. Can't wait to see yours as it comes together. Love the little chalkboard!

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  2. Oh it's going to be awesome. I love 1930s prints so I'm really looking forward to seeing it come together:)

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  3. oh man this is gorgeous!! I can't wait to see what you do with it all!

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  4. oh man this is gorgeous!! I can't wait to see what you do with it all!

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  5. I am not doing the QAL but that decision was a hard one and took lots of consideration! I love your 1930s fabrics. Given I have a stash of these already which I set aside for Green Tea and Sweet Beans (now abandoned), perhaps I should revisit the QAL decision and join in after all!!

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  6. You take such great pictures Chelsea! That chalkboard is adorable and is a great way to stage your photo's. I used the Storytime prints in a disappearing nine patch last year and *love* those prints. It will be fun to see your progress on the quilt along with all those fun fabrics.

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  7. So, I'm thinking that I might just subtly join this QAL every couple weeks...

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  8. I love your chalkboard and your fabrics. I so can't wait to get started either. I think it is going to be a lot of fun! Can't wait to see how your blocks turn out!

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  9. The chalkboard is back for another go at the FWQ, I love it :) I thought about joining in on this QAL but I feel like I over commit myself as-it-is and I can't tell if the blocks will have a paper pieced option through the QAL and the only way I can see myself doing a FWQ is as a paper piece cause bias edges and perfect 1/4" seam allowances frighten me.

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  10. I didn't think I liked 1930's prints but these look lovely together. I have the 1920's book and thought I would try to do this one first. I am sure yours is going to be gorgeous!

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  11. I have a small collection of 1930s prints for a one-day project. I naturally gravitate towards colours, but I think I might take your tip and add a few neutrals to the collection before I start. Any excuse to go shopping, right?

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