Ok, it’s not Friday, but I’m too excited to wait to show you this.
My prep continues for the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s quilt-along. I’ve got my book, and I managed to get ONE of the template sets. The demand for these has made scoring the other 4 a little challenging, but I shall persevere!
I haven’t yet decided if I’m going to have the book spiral-bound, as a lot of the other participants are doing. There really aren’t any patterns IN the book that need to be copied out. On the other hand, overuse of a perfect-bound book will sometimes cause the pages to come unglued from the binding, anyway.
The other book? Cutest rag doll pattern and clothes, ever. More about her later.
In the meantime, the very sweet and patient Star of Starlit Quilts has helped me curate my own bundle of fabrics for the quilt-along. I’m so excited. There are a lot of Pam Kitty fabrics in here, both the Garden and Fog City lines. And we’ve added a few Lakehouse Drygoods blenders. You’ll also spot some Milk, Sugar, and Flower, Moda Modern Minis, Hello Darling, Vintage Market, and other newer lines. You will notice that I snagged the strawberry prints from most of these lines – hence, my quilt will be the Strawberry Farmer’s Wife. I think I may need a new graphic for these posts. Extra meaningful for me, since my Grandpa Hiram used to plant strawberries in mass quantities – and that’s his wife, Mildred with the Guitar. I intend to use a soft grey as my background fabric, but white would work, too. Here they are:
Now, the “official” bundle is 50 fat quarters. Doing the math on that one, it seems like an awful lot of fabric. That’s 12 1/2 yards, even without all the setting 1/2 triangles,borders, etc. So the bundle that Star has pulled together for me is fat 1/8’s, because I think that will be enough. Full disclosure – I have a number of these fabrics at home already as fat quarters, and I also have more Bonnie and Camille fabrics that could slip right in. If you’re concerned, but still like this selection, just have Star pull together yours as fat 1/4’s. Then you’ll likely have extra for your stash once the quilt is done, which is never a bad thing. The bundle is listed here.
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