Thursday, December 20, 2012

Farmers Wife Sampler

I miss the snow, and I don't have a fireplace at this time; but I can still stay inside where it's warm and quilt!!!

This block #1 Attic Windows
Well, it's a little different, ha!  I cut the pink dots fabric the wrong way,  so it is actually the mirror image of what it is supposed to be.

block # 2 Autumn Tints
Ok... ummm that's what the name is in the book.  Think I'll have to rename mine.

All together so far....
 I am definitely wondering if I'm going to be able to make all these colors work.  ha ha.  That's what I love about quilting.  It's exciting to put things together, and then see how it works out.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Outta the Funk!!!

I've finally set up my sewing machine.  I haven't quilted in... ohh about 9-10 months.  So this is my new sewing room, ha ha. It is actually my dining room.
While I was visiting Tennessee my Mom, Johna'lee (the one I acquired after I married) showed me a quilt she intends to start, and suggested we each make one.  I've always wanted to make a sampler, and so I've started... 
The book we're working out of is called the Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt.  It's been a fun book to read.  All the blocks were inspired by letters written in the 1920's by farm wives.
It's going to be a scrappy quilt,  so I don't have to just pick one or two colors.  Yay!!! I really like a lot of different colors.   : D

A bunch of fabric I have out for this project. 
Oh the funk? Well since I got back from Tennessee I've just felt revived!!  Inspired anew to create and live, make memories instead of just float thru life, without accomplishing anything. So what did it?   A little vacation? Seeing Johna'lee put on a wedding, at her house, with like 5 days to prepare?  Seeing that newborn babe? New year coming up (resolutions)?  Maybe some of all of it.  Whatever it was it feels GOOD to be out of the funk.  So expect more posts... :D