May 06, 2016

Farmer's Wife 1920's: Finished



Oh tears of joy are being shed.

This finish has been a long time coming. My 1920's Farmer's Wife quilt got started in 2014, last year I purchased the super cute and fitting chicken fabric for the back. Then it sat for a whole year longer.

Pathetic completion rate, I know.


As I sat and bound this quilt, I was reminiscing that these blocks were created in 1922. It's almost one hundred years ago! How awesome is that? So long ago and still relevant.

poor detail shot of my little chicken fabric


Here are some links about the progress of this quilt ...

Farmer's Wife Quilt SamplerFarmer's WifeFarmer's Wife Sampler, Farmer's Wife Quilt Sampler,  Farmer's Wife, Farmer's Wife, Final Stretch, Farmer's Wife: Quilt Progress

A little more reminiscing to add.

While compiling all the links for this post I sat and read the comments for each post. Crazy how much time has gone by and friendships that had just started two years ago have turned into so much more. Friends who have continually inspired me through their blogs, and for some of them now in person friends! These two years have been such a wonderful adventure into the quilt world. 

Net: - 4 yards (backing + binding), YTD: - 19.5 yards

18 comments:

  1. I think tears of joy are completely justified - if I were you I'd be running around the neighbourhood shouting "did you see what I made!" It is truly truly beautiful :)

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  2. Stunning. Fabulous. Love the colours.

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  3. Yay for finishes (especially long-awaited ones), skinny sashing, beautiful fabrics, and quilty friends!

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  4. This is so cute! I am working on my own version of the 1920s Farmer's Wife in a scrappy rainbow version and I am loving seeing other people's finished quilts to push me along! I have made 55 blocks thus far and am excited to keep making them!

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  5. Very pretty, love the spring colors.

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  6. So so beautiful! I love your colours!

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  7. It's very beautiful, congratulations on a super finish! The chicken backing is so perfect for this!

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  8. Great quilt! I love your colors.

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  9. Tremendous work. Excellent result. Such a beautiful quilt. Did you quilt it yourself, if so, did you do it on your domestic sewing machine? ( Reason I am enquiring is that I have about four flimsies to quilt)

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  10. Congratulations - it looks fantastic! Took me 2 years to make a swoon quilt!

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  11. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful!!

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  12. I don't doubt that you shed tears of joy over this finish. It's beautiful and going to be an heirloom for sure. I love the backing and binding fabric. Is this one staying with you or going to be gifted?

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  13. Congratulations on the finish. I think quilts that span more time in the making come with so many more wonderful memories already embedded in them. :)

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  14. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

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  15. I love this quilt! I have the book but it is your quilt that has inspired me to want to actually take on the challenge! What a nice feeling to finish something that has such a lovely history!

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